Bhubneswar: Normally, the fishermen’s work is to catch fishes but sometimes other marine creatures are also caught along with fish. Although it is common for fishermen to have some other aquatic animals with fishes, sometimes they catch animals that may injure their lives.
Something precisely similar happened in Kalahandi district’s Golamunda when a fisherman seized a 7-foot long python in his fishing net. Rajmal Deep, a fisherman from the village caught a python in his fishing net on Saturday (July 3) morning, following which a squad from the forest department sprinted to the spot to salvage the snake.
The seven-foot-long python was salvaged from a fishing net near Ganga Sagar pond, Golamunda in Kalahandi region by the forest department on Saturday (July 3). The reptile was later freed into the forest.
Ramesh Panda, Forester of Golamunda briefed that the python was approximately six months old. “The serpent was about seven feet long, and weighed about 8 kilograms,” he said.