Malkangiri: A 9 feet long python, which had entered a poultry farm for food, was rescued in the district.
According to sources, Girija Shankar Dalei of Mathili Sadar block spotted the python in his farm and informed the Forest officials on Friday morning. The huge snake had apparently eaten some hens and ducks in the farm and was resting.
The Forest officials along with members of Snake Helpline reached the spot and brought the python safely outside. The Forest officials checked the physical condition of the snake and found it to be unharmed and healthy.
Later, they took the 14-kg python in a bag and released it in suitable habitat in nearby forest.