Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14:

An albino Common Wolf Snake was rescued from Patia area in Odisha capital on Sunday night.

Interestingly, the Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon aulicus) is having a genetic abnormality known as albinism as a result of which it is appearing white, raising much curiosity among the people.

The snake is non-venomous and is affected with albinism due to which it has turned white in color. There is no need to panic, said Secretary of Snake Help Line, Suvendu Mallik.

The reptile was spotted by Rajdeep Mohanty of Patia area who informed Suvendu regarding the snake in his house.

Snake Help Line member Purna Chandra Das arrived and rescued the reptile at night.

On Monday morning, Suvendu arrived at Rajdeep’s home to see the snake.

The snake was white colour due to lack of melanin pigment; he informed to Rajdeep and requested to release it to the backyard of his house as it was non-venomous, who agreed to his proposal.