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Indian rat snake, the most commonly encountered snake species in India. This is the video of an Indian rat snake I had taken while doing wildlife photography. I encountered this little champ when it was busy in search of food and not aware of me. Snakes have very poor eyesight and are oblivious to what is going on around them while foraging. This video will prove that how snakes overlook us if we stay absolutely still in front of them. (I have tried Indian Cobra too in this manner but could not film.) In the middle of this video you could also watch how it tries to climb my leg but then changes its mind to go beyond me. You will hear my voice in this video "Ruko Ruko" means "stop stop" not addressing to that snake but to an approaching person who could be a spoiler while filming this snake but eventually the snake senses the movement of him and leaps to escape the danger. धामण हा एक बिनविषारी सर्प आहे व तो महाराष्ट्रात तसेच जवळजवळ संपूर्ण भारतात आढळतो. वेगाने सरपटणाऱ्या ह्या सापाला इंग्रजी भाषेत "काॅमन रॅट स्नेक" व शास्त्रीय भाषेत "टायास म्युकोसस" असे म्हणतात. बहुतेक वेळा धामणला विषारी नाग समजून मारले जाते. उंदीर आणि घुस हे मुख्य खाद्य असल्यामुळे धामणला इंग्रजीत Common Rat Snake असे संबोधले जाते. #snake #snakesofmumbai #reptilesofmumbai #snakes #maharashtranaturepark #herpetology #snakesofindia #indiansnakes #wildsnake #indianratsnake #reptilesofindia #indianreptiles #indiansnake #caughtintheact #naturalhistory #wildlife #trekking #travel #explore #nature #mumbai #maharashtra #biodiversityofmaharashtranaturepark

8/8/2018
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!

PS
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.
#UrbanWildlife #ReptilesOfMumbai #RatSnake #SnakesOfMumbai #WildlifeTreatment
#HumanReptileConflict
#RAWW #ForestDepartment
#Rescue #Conserve #Coexist

8/8/2018
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!

PS
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.
#UrbanWildlife #ReptilesOfMumbai #RatSnake #SnakesOfMumbai #WildlifeTreatment
#HumanReptileConflict
#RAWW #ForestDepartment
#Rescue #Conserve #Coexist

14/6/2018
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
#MonitorLizard #UrbanWildlife #ReptilesOfMumbai #Conservation
#RAWW
#Rescue #Conserve #Coexist

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