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Poisonous viper enters Omar Abdullah's Srinagar home

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Security staff at former Jammu & Omar Abdullah's residence here had some anxious moments on Saturday as a viper, a poisonous species of snake, was found slithering in the lawns.

Security staff discovered the viper moving in the lawns of Abdullah's high-security Gupkar Road home in city.

Officials of the local wildlife department were called in who captured the reptile and relocated it to the outside the city.

Abdullah's residence is situated at the foothills of the near where snakes, bears, partridges and other wildlife species are often spotted.

In fact, the environs around the hill have been declared as a wildlife protected area.

In 2017, a cobra was removed from the official residence of then in the state's winter capital of Jammu.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 16:28 IST
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