Snake crawls over mosquito net with 6-month baby lying inside
Chittur (Palakkad): A poisonous snake fell on the mosquito net spread over a bed in the children’s ward of Taluk Hospital here. When the snake fell down on the net, a six-month-old baby was lying on the bed.
A common krait snake fell down from the roof of the hospital. Soon after it fell on the net, the baby’s father took the baby away from the bed.
The incident took place on Sunday at 7.30 at night. People crowded at the ward on knowing the incident and drove the snake away.
A tree in the hospital compound is leaning above the children’s ward. The hospital authorities suspect that the snake might have entered the roof through the tree branches. Hospital superintendent said that they will take action to chop down the tree.