Hyderabad, May 29 : Residents of Tirupati often make a beeline for the Venkateshwara Zoological Park to have a look at the flora and fauna.
But on May 15, shortly after the day broke, a nine-foot long python made a surprise appearance in the park and headed for the deer enclosure. hocked and petrified, deer scattered in all directions and managed to save their lives, but a six-month-old fawn was not so lucky .It was easy prey for the reptile.
Zookeepers spotted the python in bloated form and caught hold of it. They transferred it to a gunny bag and released it into the jungle.
Now only 70 deer are left in the park.
Pythons can live without food for six long months at a stretch after one deer meal