Volunteers from the wildlife rescue team of International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA), Amma Care Foundation (ACF) and Plant & Animals Welfare Society – Mumbai (PAWS-Mumbai) rescued a non venomous Rat Snake from LIC Colony, Opposite Ayyappa Temple in Borivali (West) in Mumbai, following to the distress call received from local alert citizen. Our representative Nisha S. Kunju co-ordinated the rescue operation.
Rat snakes are members of the family Colubridae. They are medium to large constrictors and are found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere. They feed primarily on rodents and like nearly all colubrids, rat snakes pose no threat to humans.
The 4 feet long rat snake was safely removed from the cricket net by our volunteers and, after informing the Forest Department, the reptile was relocated back into its natural habitat.
Thanks to all the people involved: the wildlife rescue team of OIPA, ACF and PAWS-Mumbai, Range Forest Officer and Round Officer of Mumbai