Monitor lizard and three snakes rescued in one day in Agra
Agra, May 31 (SocialNews.XYZ) Seeking refuge from the scorching heat, a three-foot-long monitor lizard crawled into an air cooler at the Krishna Kanha residence inside Kalindi Vihar in Agra on Tuesday.
The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit was called in to rescue the monitor lizard, after which a two-member rescue team arrived on the scene with the necessary rescue equipment. The reptile was carefully extracted from the air cooler and transferred to a transporter.
Deepika Bhola, the person who called Wildlife SOS, said: “The monitor lizard was about to enter our room from the balcony but ended up taking refuge inside the air cooler. We immediately turned off the chiller and informed Wildlife SOS of the incident. “
Shortly after, the Rapid Response Unit rushed to the rescue of a five-foot-long rat snake spotted on the hoard of Avani International Private Limited, a shoe manufacturing company in Runkata, Agra .
The snake was nestled between various unused objects, creating a perfect place to rest from the heat.
The team also received a call regarding not one, but two rat snakes seen in a playground at KK Nagar located in Sikandra.
All rescued reptiles were kept under observation for a few hours before being released into the wild.
Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, said, “Reptiles are ectothermic, which means they have to use outside sources to regulate their body temperature. Therefore, on hot summer days, they actively seek shelter to keep cool. Over the years people have become more aware of this behavior and they contact our helpline as soon as they spot a reptile.”