Hyderabad : A two-foot-long Bronzeback tree snake was rescued from a Metro train at LB Nagar Metro depot on Monday. The non-poisonous snake was first spotted inside the cabin of the driver on August 14 at 11 am while the train was travelling towards Dilsukhnagar.

Despite thorough searches by members of the Friends of Snakes Society (FOS) immediately, and over the next few days, the snake was not to be found as it had managed to slither in between the engine hidden from view.

On Monday afternoon, the snake was again sighted inside the cabin of the same driver when the train was docked. A member of the FOS rushed to the spot and managed to safely rescue it.

Avinash Visvanathan, general secretary, FOS said, “The snake will be relocated to a suitable forest habitat with the help of the forest department. Chances of snakes entering a Metro train is highly unlikely. Citizens need not panic as this is a one-off situation.”

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