Hen lays eggs with baby snake

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Samastipur, Sep 19 (UNI) 'Beware before consuming eggs', you may be served with eggs of hen that might be bearing baby snake inside the shell.

In a bizarre incident, a hen today laid eggs with a snake inside the shell at Samthu village under Angarghat police station area here.

A villager Kishore Jagdish Kumar bought an egg from his co-villager Bahadur Ram to prepare some recipe. He broke the eggs in a frying pan and was shocked to see a reptile of about 4 to 5 inches coming out of the shell.

Kumar informed Bahadur Ram, who domesticates hens on a small scale. He carefully monitored his hen and took out the egg. Soon after breaking the shell, he too was taken aback to see a little snake of about 2 to 3 inches inside it.

On getting the information, a team of veterinary doctors led by the animal husbandry officer of Ujiyarpur block Dr Ajay Kumar went to the spot to look into the matter.

The team took away the hen, its eggs and the baby snake for further research.

Dr Kumar said the incident of finding a baby snake inside the shell of an egg was ''unbelievable'' and ''strange''.

Mukhiya of Rewari panchayat under Ujiyarpur block Arvind Pandey, meanwhile, said that people were frightened of consuming eggs in the village.

The sale of eggs also declined in the village since the incident occurred, he informed.

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