Security staff at former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister 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 Srinagar city.
Officials of the local wildlife department were called in who captured the reptile and relocated it to the Dachigam National Park outside the city.
In fact, the environs around the hill have been declared as a wildlife protected area.
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