July 4, Samdrup Jongkhar: The Divisional Forest Office in Samdrup Jongkhar rescued an Indian Rock Python from Dzong Colony and released at a safe site towards Dewathang on the same day. It measured 9’7” (2.92m) and weighed around 10 kilograms. The snake known by its scientific name Python molurus is classified as Near Threatened under IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Despite being nonvenomous, timorous and lethargic, they are often killed by human due to their fearful appearance and size. However, one needs to be sensitised on its ecological importance as it has its own role in the ecosystem and to human kind.
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