Angul: A 14-ft-long king cobra was rescued from a residence at Talagarh village here in the district today.
The locals were panicked after they spotted a huge poisonous snake at residence of Rabi Dehury at around 9.00 am.
Based on information from the villagers, the snake catchers Aditya Behera and Michel Raju reached the spot to rescue the cobra.
They successfully rescued the snake in presence of forest officials from the village. Later, the king cobra was released into the wild.
“It was critical to rescue the huge king cobra from the house. We found the snake in a shelf of the house. We made plan how to rescue the snake from the shelf as its size was too long. The king cobra was rescued in 15 minutes of operation,” said Behera.
“The snake was making loud noise while we attempted to catch it. We carefully caught it from its head for rescue and poured water on its head,” he added.