Flying snake displayed to public to earn money, seized in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20: A flying snake was seized from possession of a man in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. According to the initial investigation it is revealed that the man used to earn his livelihood by displaying the snake to public.
Bhubaneshwar city forest division incharge said, "It's offence under Wildlife Protection Act. We're investigating. We'll release it in forest"
A video of the same was released where the multi-striped snake is seen slithering in a wooden box in which it was kept for public displays.
#WATCH Odisha: A flying snake was seized from possession of a man in Bhubaneswar today. He used to earn his livelihood by displaying the snake to public. City forest division incharge says "It's offence under Wildlife Protection Act.We're investigating.We'll release it in forest" pic.twitter.com/wf8fHuRcNx— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2019
Animal cruelty is a serious offence and needs to be reported at the earliest. But, in this case, the snake was subjected to confinement by the accused and no witness had earlier come forward to complain about the public display of the captured serpent for the monetary gain of the 'so-called-owner'.
Earlier, an elven feet long python was rescued from Patharagadia area of Bhubaneswar in Odisha by the volunteers of PFA (People for Animals). And, later it was handed over to the wildlife department.