Following a distress call received from a citizen who reported a spectacled cobra trapped in an apartment located in Borivali West (Mumbai), OIPA India – Maharashtra, Amma Care Foundation  (ACF) and Plant & Animals Welfare Society  – Mumbai  (PAWS-Mumbai)’s volunteer Sunil Gupta rushed on site succeeding to rescue a 4 feet long venomous snake from a washroom.

The spectacled cobra is a species of cobra found, in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan, and a member of the “big four” species that are responsible for the most snakebite cases in India. It is a protected species under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972).

“The snake was immediately transferred to a vet clinic for a health check and later, after informing the forest department, it was relocated back into its natural habitat” as declared by Sunish Subramanian Kunju (Representative for Wildlife Protection & Conservation at OIPA Maharashtra – India and Founder of ACF & PAWS-Mumbai).