Forest officials rescue cobra, deer


Oct 30, 2014-

The District Forest Office (DFO) in Kaski rescued three animals, including protected species of cobra, from different areas in the district on Thursday.

The DFO rescued a king cobra and a barking deer alive while a leopard cub was found dead. The forest officials rescued the cobra that was found at Shantinagarchok in Pokhara. The six-foot long reptile was found in a shed belonging to Bhumi Parajuli two days ago.

Local people had informed police of the snake. The security personnel took the reptile to the Ward Police Office and later handed it over to the DFO on Thursday. The officials also rescued a barking deer from the house of Samar Bahadur Gurung in Kusti village. Gurung was looking after the deer that was found stranded in a local forest. According to DFO officials, the deer is about eight months old.

Assistant Forest Officer Madhav Prasad Baral said the rescued animals would be released in the natural habitat. Likewise, a two-month-old leopard cub was found drowned in a reservoir in Kalika VDC.

Published: 31-10-2014 09:13

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