Pangolin caught, freed

Pangolin caught, freed

Environmentalist Snake Shyam rescuing a Pangolin, in Mysore. DH Photo

Roopashree, a resident of Srirampura was shocked to see the ant eater inside the compound and informed Snake Shyam, an expert in catching serpents. He came to the spot and caught it.

On the way to Chamundi Hills, he stopped for a while near the deputy commissioner’s office following request by press photographers to click the pictures.

As soon as Snake Shyam released the pangolin from the bag, it perched on a nearby tree out of fear. It clung to the branch and never obliged to come down.

Ultimately, Snake Shyam climbed the tree and caught it. Later, he freed it near the Chamundi Hills.

It may be mentioned here that a pangolin was found near Siddartha Layout  and it was also rescued by local residents.