Python rescued from Thane beat chowkie
A nine-feet-long Indian Rock Python was rescued from a beat chowkie at Brahmand Naka on Wednesday. The python was later released in the forest.
Twenty-year-old snake rescuer Ajay Javir from Brahmand area was called up for help.
He has been rescuing snakes for the past six years. Javir works in water department of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).
Around 2pm, two beat marshals, A Survase and Vinod Patil, returned to the chowkie after patrolling in Brahmand area of Kapurbawdi.
They were shocked to see a python under a chair.
“The python was coiled up below the chair. We instantly call up the snake rescuer who rescued the python,” said Patil, the constable attached to Kapurbawdi police station.
Javir said, “We handle pythons gently without hurting them or making them aggressive. After rescuing the python on Wednesday, we informed the forest department and released the snake in a forest area.”
Javir added, “Such incidents of snakes entering residential and commercial areas are common during monsoon. I get calls for rescuing snakes every third day. I am passionate about rescuing snake and all I want is that people should not harm snakes or reptiles as they do not attack anyone unless and until they are provoked.”
Thane forest department officer, who does not wish to be named, said, “During monsoon, snakes and pythons are seen more at Vartak Nagar, Upwan, Kopri, Kapurbawdi, Wagle Estate and Bhiwandi Road.”