Two cobras caught from school premises in Pathanamthitta
Ranni (Pathanamthitta): Two cobras found on a compound near the premises of Kottanadu SV Higher Secondary School created panic among local residents. After three hours of effort, snake catcher Vava Suresh caught the snakes from a hole in a rubber plantation nearby.
The locals spotted the snakes on Sunday by 8.30 at night. People and school authorities contacted forest guards, but none of them could locate the snakes. When the snakes were seen again on Monday morning, the school staff called Vava Suresh.
A mud wall in the compound was destroyed using excavator in order to locate the cobras. Following this, one of the snakes was spotted in a hole by 6.15 in the evening and the second one was spotted by 7.15 pm.
One of the snakes was male and the other one female. Vava Suresh said that the male cobra is about 7 years old and is 6 feet long. The 5.5 feet long female snake was about 5 years old.