Mumbai: A rare species of snake was found in Charkop Vedanta Society in Sector 8 of Kandivali. As soon as the snake was found in the residential area, people called the snake friends. A 3-foot snake of Mandul species was found in the premises of the society. Snake friend Ajinkya Pawar caught the snake and handed it over to the forest department.
The snake was found in the Vedanta Society behind the Jinai building in Sector 8, caught by snake friend Ajinkya Pawar. Of all the species of snakes, this is the most shy and quiet of all land snakes. It is called duttondya because of its slow movement, thick body, tail and mouth. Red mouth and tail are short. Eyes are small, dolls are erect. Living in the ground. As the mouth is thinner than the body, it can easily penetrate into the soil and sand. Ajinkya said that the snake swallows the prey when it dies.
Sarpamitra handed over the snake to its guardian Vaibhav Patil’s animal friend Kiran Rokade under the guidance of Vijay Barate (RFO), a forester in Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
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