7-foot python found at Uma Bharti’s bungalow in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2016 21:51 IST
Snake catcher Shahid Ali coming out of union minister Uma Bharti`s house with the python in Bhopal on Sunday.

A 7-foot python weighing about 12 kg was found at Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti’s bungalow on Sunday in Shyamla Hills locality in Bhopal.

The serpent was caught by snake catcher Shahid Ali after a struggle of about two-and-half hours on Sunday morning.

“The fire control room informed me about the presence of the python at around 8 in the morning. It was sitting on a big mango tree on the premises of the bungalow. We tried to bring it down by cutting some of the branches of the tree after which it fell on a high tension electric wire below the tree,” said Shahid Ali.

“The power supply on the high tension wire was put off by the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board(MPEB) officials. The snake was then brought down on a net from the wire with the help of a stick. After a struggle of more than two hours, the python was finally caught in a net that my helpers were holding below the wire. It was handed over to the officials of the Van Vihar National Park,” added Shahid Ali.

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