9-foot python causes panic at Taj Mahal

A 9-foot-long Indian Rock Python that made itself into the parking lot of the Taj Mahal today in Agra causing panic, was immediately rescued.

The snake was spotted by construction workers at the western parking lot.

The police on duty immediately contacted the Wildlife SOS organisation which sent a team of its experts to rescue the snake.

After dispersing a crowd which had formed to catch a glimpse of the snake, the Wildlife SOS rescue team guided the reptile into a transport carrier and then released it into a suitable habitat after a thorough examination.

“Some of the workers had gone home and when they returned, one of them almost stepped on the snake. Luckily, no mishaps occurred and when they contacted us, we were able to get in touch with Wildlife SOS who came and got the whole rescue done very quickly,” Ashok Kumar, Sub-Inspector of Agra said.

The python is suppose to have wandered out of the Taj Nature Walk green belt, which is home to a variety of wildlife species.