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Bengaluru witnesses increase in snake rescue calls, lockdown restricts movement of rescuers

With summer setting in, snakes have begun to surface in Bengaluru. Experts say that this is the breeding time and often, reptiles may be found in cool places like gardens and bathrooms. Rescuers appeal to the public asking them not to panic and kill it.

With soaring temperatures in summer, Bengaluru city is witnessing increase in snake rescue calls. The calls have increased from 10 to over 25 such calls. However, due to lockdown and restrictions in movement, some calls are not being attended to.

Despite this, rescuers are still managing to reach various locations and catch snakes, which are later released back into their habitat.

The rescuers say that residents should be alert during summer as it is the breeding time and that snakes may be spotted in gardens and bathrooms as they prefer to be in cool places.

The public should not panic and must call Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) or experts. Handling snakes or trying to kill the reptile may prove to be dangerous.