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King cobra rescued in Baglung

2021 Apr 10, 17:48, Balewa
This undated image shows king cobra, a species of snake found in Nepal. Photo courtesy:

A king cobra that was spotted has been rescued at Mulpani of Baglung Municipality-7 of Baglung district.

The poisonous snake was found in the house of local Sudip Gautam. A team led by Mahendra Katila, chair of Snake Conservation Society, Pokhara rescued the snake and released it somewhere else safely after the family informed about the presence of the king cobra in their house to police and Division Forest Office.

According to Katila, king cobra is found in Nepal up to an altitude of 2,200 metres. Mulpani lies at an altitude of around 1,500m. It is said that this snake does not normally bite humans unless threatened. It releases venom voluntarily and in case of envenomation, death happens within 30 minutes of the biting. It was released safely near the village.

Assistant forest officer Sandip Poudel said the presence of king cobra and other venomous snakes have been detected of late in surroundings of Baglung Bazar which suggests the prompt need of ensuring an effective treatment mechanism for snakebite in the district.

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