Burmese python rescued in Tiddim Road

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Bishnupur: A Burmese python was rescued from Nambol Phoijing Makha Leikai near the road side drainage of Tiddim Road on Monday at around 11 PM.

Sources said the information of the presence of python was given by the locals of the area and caught by one Heikrujam Goutam of Heikrujam village.

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The Burmese python was later rescued by Wildlife Explorers Manipur led by E. Premjit, Nambol Police led by Y. Motilal, 2nd OC Nambol and Divisional Forest Office Bishnupur’s staffs led by S. Ratankumar, Range Forest Officer joined by the locals.

The python was later handed over to Manipur Zoological Garden (Sangai Dancing Deer Habitat) in Imphal West District for further safe keeping and observation.

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Burmese python are listed as Vulnerable (VU) on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

The Divisional Forest Officer and District Wildlife Warden, Dr. Rebika Soibam Chanu, MFS thanked the entire team for the effort in rescuing the endangered snake.

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