10-foot Python vomits out swallowed monkey in Vadodara, rescued
Ahmedabad, Aug 10: A 10-feet-long python was rescued from a small river in Vadodara by Gujarat Forest Department officials on Tuesday.
"It had swallowed a monkey and later unswallowed it. Python is in a good situation. We will release it in jungle once permission is obtained," said Shailesh Rawal, rescuer.
The python was hauled out of the river by three rescuers who later put it into a cage.
Pythons are considered invasive because they prey on native birds, mammals and even alligators.
Gujarat Forest Department officials rescued a 10-foot long python from a small river in Vadodara.— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2021
"It had swallowed a monkey and later unswallowed it. Python is in a good situation. We will release it in jungle once permission is obtained," said Shailesh Rawal, rescuer (09.08) pic.twitter.com/6DUUP00Ux9
Pythons are also called Indian python, black-tailed python, Indian rock python, and Asian rock python. It is generally lighter colored than the Burmese python and reaches usually 3 m (9.8 ft).
Pythons, like any other snake are lethargic and slow moving even in their native habitat. They exhibit timidity and rarely try to attack even when attacked. Locomotion is usually with the body moving in a straight line, by "walking on its ribs".
The black tailed pythons are excellent swimmers and are quite at home in water. They can be wholly submerged in water for many minutes, if necessary, but usually prefer to remain near the bank.