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Rare Russell Viper snake rescued in Bhola

Bhola CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com

Russell Viper, a rare species of venomous snake, has been rescued in Charfashion upazila.

Md Kamrul Islam, Range Officer of Bhola Coastal Forest Department said, “Being informed by locals forest department workers rescued the snake on Wednesday from a firewood shop located near Ilsha Ferrighat area at Ilsha union in Sadar upazila.”

“The snake has been kept under the custody of the Forest Department and it will be released in Kukri Mukri reserve forest on Friday,” he said.

Mentioning Russell Viper as a rare species of snake Farid Mia, Divisional Forrest Officer, said that it lives mainly in forests of the Northern area.

“Russell Viper’s scientific name is Daboia Russell while its name in Bangla is Chandrabora,” he added.


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