New Delhi, Aug 25: A 3.5-feet-long snake was spotted in the premises of Rohini jail here, and was later released in its natural habitat. The non-venomous snake caught by the rescuers of NGO 'Wildlife SOS' was identified as 'checkered keelback'.
It was noticed by some inmates while working at an open space inside the jail last week. They immediately alerted the guards.
The security officials of the jail then informed the NGO which rescued the snake. "Checkered keelbacks can be quite aggressive when threatened and often inflate their fore-body as an act of self-defence.
Although non-venomous, its bite can be injurious," said Geeta Seshamani, co-founder of Wildlife SOS. The keelbacks are non-venomous and is found predominantly near water-bodies as well as drains and agricultural lands, she said.