It was later released to its natural habitat, the statement added.
Although non-venomous, the rat snake is quick and easily excitable, and may bite if threatened. Therefore,the rescuers had to be cautious while approaching the snake as they wanted to avoid cornering or alarming it, the NGO said.
They often wander into the human habitation due to depletion of natural prey base. However, due to their resemblance to cobras, this species is often misidentified as a highly venomous snake and is met with hostility and fear, it said.
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