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06:11 PM, August 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:35 PM, August 01, 2019

Common Sand Boa rescued in Bogura

Locals have rescued a snake called “Common Sand Boa” or “rough-tailed Sand Boa” from a village in Bogura Sadar.

The snake is scientifically called Gongylophis conicus and Bangladeshi locals called it “Baluboa,” according to snake experts.  

Some farmers found the snake at a vegetable field in Baghpara village of Shekherkol union around 3:00pm yesterday. Later, a mob tried to kill the snake, reports our Bogura correspondent.

On information, Shekherkol union parishad chairman Kamrul Hasan Dalim saved the snake from local people and posted a Facebook status on it assuming it was a little python.

Seeing that status, TEER, a local wildlife and environment preservation organisation of the Govt Azizul Haque College rescued the snake yesterday evening.

“Local people stabbed the snake. So, it is injured. We are taking care of the snake and communicating with the officials of forest department in Rajshahi, said Arafat Rahman, president of the TEER.

Seeing photos of the snake, Abu Saeed, wildlife and environment specialist and executive director of Wildlife and Environment Education Bangladesh, told our Bogura correspondent “Once, the snake was common in Pakistan, India, and Nepal but now it’s very rare in Bangladesh.

“Though it looks like Russell’s viper, it is totally non-venomous snake. It is an active snake at night and eat worms and small mammals,” he said.

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