Rat snake fighting back to survive.
A Rat snake was submitted to the forest department last week with complex injuries which was further handed over to us for examination and treatment.
The reptile was in pain and distress as it had both internal and external injuries.
An open wound on the right side of its head which was treated with sutures and an internal wound on its head which showed neurological damage due to collision/ hit with a hard object.
The reptile has lost its vision completely due to the internal injury. It is under 24 hour observation along with treatment and medication.
It has been more than five days and the snake has been responding to some amount of treatment but is still very critical due to the nature internal injuries.
We are trying our best!

To report such wildlife distress cases, please call Forest Department on 1926 (toll free helpline)
For any assistance and help please note our helpline 7666680202

To donate or sponsor such wildlife rescue, treatment and rehab by RAWW please get in touch.
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Baby Monitor Lizard Rescued from a Flat in Mulund

At around 12:45 PM today afternoon a distress call was reported to our helpline stating that there was a larger than a lizard sort of reptile spotted in the kitchen of a flat in a society sharing boundary with SGNP in Mulund.
While responding to the call a rescue team was assigned to respond to the distress call.
Hasmukh Valanju from RAWW rescue team soon reached the site and successfully rescued a young monitor lizard from the house.
The forest department was immediately intimated about the rescue and soon the reptile was medically examined and released back to its nearest natural habitat.

This a perfect example of coexisting, while living in a place next to forests we need to accept wildlife and the fact that animals dont understand man made boundaries and may be seen around human settlements.
We appeal to people to not panic in such situations and contact the nearest wildlife rescue teams or the forest department for dealing with such situations.
RAWW Helpline: 7666680202

Forest Department: 1926
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