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Python rescued

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Sept 10 - The Forest Department rescued an 8.5-feet-long Burmese python from a house at Patharquarry here on Wednesday.

After the snake was spotted, the occupants of the house as well as Biswajit De, founder president of WildRoots, a city-based organisation for climate, environment, biodiversity awareness and conservation education, informed the DFO of Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden, Tejas Mariswamy, who advised them to report it to the forest officials.

When they contacted the forest officials, a team led by Abdul Rashid, Beat Officer, acted promptly and rescued the python.

The house belongs to one Udit Phukan. According to residents, pythons were spotted in the area, particularly near streams and waterfalls, in the past too. The python was later released in Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary.

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