Cyclone Yaas wreaked havoc in lots of elements of West Bengal’s coastal districts. Now because the water is receding, individuals are returning to their houses, however one other hazard is looming in these locations.
Completely different elements of Howrah’s Shyampur, which had been submerged with the water from the Rupnarayan river, have reported snake infestation. Many reptiles acquired displaced after the storm and at the moment are in search of shelter and meals in residential areas. Whereas a few of them have been discovered inside houses, others are discovered slithering beneath particles or in piles created through the cleanup effort.
After some circumstances of snake bites had been reported from these areas, folks have been residing in a state of panic. These discovering snakes inside their houses are in search of the assistance of aid staff and activists to drive them out. Others are terrified to step out of their houses when it will get darkish.
The members of Shyampur Wildlife Group have come ahead to assist the scared locals. A four-member group has been visiting these areas as a way to drive out the reptiles of the residential areas. They defend themselves whereas carrying hand gloves and catch the reptiles utilizing snake-catching sticks. In addition to saving the residents, it is very important drive out the snakes safely in order that they aren’t attacked and killed by offended locals, mentioned one of many group members.
Based on the group, folks are likely to kill a snake on seeing it. However these animals are essential for biodiversity. The group members are additionally holding an consciousness marketing campaign wherein they inform them concerning the significance of snakes in biodiversity and why they shouldn’t be killed. The members mentioned they are going to keep it up the rescue drive over the subsequent few days. Throughout this time, all of the reptiles caught from these areas shall be safely launched into the close by river.