Fear of snakes
Officials of the planning and development department at the Secretariat in Patna are fearful of snakes secretly slithering on old files and furniture. Ever since a snake skin was found from among the files some weeks ago, many officials fear that serpents are hiding in office rooms of the 101-year-old Secretariat building. It is another thing that no one has seen any snake so far. The department has contacted the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, urging the park officials to send a rescue team to safely take away serpents. But after a thorough search by the wildlife team for two hours, there was no trace of any snake. Still, officials remain on their guard at their duty hours at the Secretariat.