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A Russell Viper snake is captured in Bhola

Rare Russell Viper snake rescued in Bhola

WT24 Desk

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

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, said Range Officer of Bhola Coastal Forest Department Md Kamrul Islam.

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 Northern area.

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

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