Hyderabad: Snake enters house near Mir Alam Tank, causes panic

Hyderabad: Commotion prevailed at Hassannagar near Mir Alam Tank Bahadurpura on Saturday, November 18, morning, after a snake was found in a house.

The snake measuring around four feet was found in a house located near Alhamdulillah Bakery near Madina Masjid Hassannagar. Locals panicked upon spotting the snake and informed a snake catcher, Shakeel. He reached the spot and caught the snake after making efforts for an hour.

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The snake was identified as Ptyas mucosa, commonly known as the Oriental rat snake, Dhaman or Indian rat snake, a common non-venomous species of colubrid snake found in parts of South and Southeast Asia.

The people heaved a sigh of relief after the snake was caught and taken away. Residents complain of spotting snakes near the Mir Alam Tank frequently. A cobra was found and rescued some months ago from the Mir Alam Tank surroundings by local people.