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In pic: 3-foot-long snake rescued in Mumbai, which side’s the head, you take a guess

Plants and Animals Welfare Society members said the snake was healthy and would be released into the wild soon

mumbai Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:00 IST
Badri Chatterjee
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The red sand boa is one of the sought after species in the illegal wildlife trade across India.(HT Photo)

A three-foot-long red sand boa was rescued by a city-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Sunday evening. Members of the NGO said the snake’s shape makes it seem like it has two heads.

The rescue was initiated after 14-year-old Shruti Chavan spotted the snake on a road near Tilak Nagar railway station around 4.30pm. She immediately called Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) and informed them about the reptile.

“The snake is healthy and will be released back into the wild on Monday,” said Sunish Subramaniam Kunju, secretary, PAWS. “It is one of the sought after species in the illegal wildlife trade across India and fetches whopping amounts in international markets.”