The snake had moved into the locality from nearby hills, found in local’s house; despite presence of forest officials, Kothiatoli residents keep snake tied with ropes
Guwahati: A python, about 14 ft in length, was captured in Kondoli Kafitoli village of Kothiatoli in Assam’s Nagaon district rescued. The snake was mercilessly tied with ropes before the locals handed it over to the state forest department.
As per reports, the snake had moved into the locality from the nearby hills and was spotted at the house of a local villager, Papu Hussain. The python managed to swallow in four ducks, besides several other small pet animals over the past few days, before it was caught by villagers, the reports added.
In heart-wrenching visuals available with EastMojo, villagers are seen tying the snake with a rope in several parts of its body. Out of fear, villagers even tied the mouth of the python with a strong knot, making the poor reptile gasping for death.
The snake was forced to roll around in the ground while the villagers tried to measure and weighing it.
Meanwhile, upon being informed, the forest department officials rushed to the locality and rescued the python from the locals.
Initially, despite the presence of forest officials, the snake was not untied by the locals. They later did but the python’s mouth was still tied with ropes when it was loaded on to the rescue van by staffers.
Later, the snake was released to a forest area, situated near the Kondoli hills of the locality, by forest officials.