Recently, a “rare and unique” 1.5 meter snake was discovered in a neighborhood house in India.
Concerned area residents have informed the Wildlife & Nature Conservation Trust (WNCT), a non-profit organization dedicated to “protecting and serving” wildlife through education, training, rescue, rehabilitation, poaching, l conflict mitigation and conservation.
The albino cobra was found in the Kurichi district of Coimbatore. The WNCT dispatched a snake catcher who captured the cobra safely.
According to a WNCT post, once the snake was rescued, it was taken to the Coimbatore Forestry Division field office, where it was examined and then released into a nearby wooded area which provides suitable habitat for the snake. .
“Releasing it to its natural habitat ensures that the snake can continue to live its life without any disturbance. It is also a fundamental step in the conservation of the species, since it contributes to the maintenance of the ecological balance of the region. .” reported the WNCT.
rare albino snakes
Albino cobras are not very common; They have an unusual appearance due to a genetic mutation that prevents the production of melanin which gives their skin its yellowish-white hue.
Albinism can occur throughout the animal kingdom, primarily in birds, reptiles, and amphibians, and less commonly in mammals, including humans. THE animals with albinism they usually have white hair, feathers, skin, or scales, as well as pink eyes in some cases.
For the experts, it was strange to find the cobra in coimbatorefound in southern India, as these creatures are usually found in Southeast Asia.
Indian albino cobra that was removed from a house in Coimbatore, southern India. Credit: Wildlife and Nature Conservation Trust.
Scientifically known as Naha Naha, the indian cobrais considered one of the four major species responsible for the most medically significant snakebites in South Asia.
Cobras are incredibly dangerous and “pose a significant threat to humans,” experts said. Its venom can cause paralysis or even death.
References: Wildlife & Nature Conservation Trust (WNCT).
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