Snake found in Hyderabad Metro train

Hyderabad: A 2-feet-long Bronze back Tree Snake was rescued from Hyderabad Metro train that was parked at LB Nagar Metro Depot.

This snake was noticed by a train driver in his cabin in the moving train on 14 August 2019, around 11 am near Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad). Later, a search operation was conducted by members of Friends of Snakes Society (FOS) and over the next few days, yielded no result as the slender reptile managed to slither in between engine machinery and remained hidden said, Avinash Visvanathan, General Secretary of FOS.

On Monday, during afternoon time snake was sighted once again inside the same driver’s cabin of the docked train. FOS member rushed to the spot and rescued it. The snake will be relocated to suitable forest habitats with the help of the Forest Department.

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Speaking to Managing Director of HMRL, NVS Reddy said, “Chances of snakes slithering into a metro rail is highly unlikely, Citizens need not panic as this is a one-off situation.”

The snake was found during the sanitisation of a train. Every train is thoroughly sanitised before it is sent for passenger operations, NVS Reddy added.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain

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