A harmless snake, which wandered into a train of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, was rescued on Monday after it reportedly spent five days on board and took multiple trips without being caught. The Bronzeback Tree Snake, which was around two-feet long, was rescued on Monday afternoon by members of the Friends of Snakes Society (FoSS).
It was first spotted on August 14, when activists received a call a few days ago. While a search was conducted, they were unable to trace the snake and operations resumed. On Monday, the snake was spotted again by authorities near Dilshuknagar.
The train was emptied and taken to the LB Nagar depot by steering it from the rear pilot cabin. The Friends of Snakes Society (FOSS) is a well-established organisation in Hyderabad, which runs a 24/7 helpline at +91-8374233366, to rescue snakes that wander into urban spaces.