Kendrapada: Snake Helpline members rescued a rare white snake from Gangapur village of Rajkanika block in Kendrapara district on Monday.
Tapan Kumar Jena, a villager, said he spotted the rare snake inside a bush on Saturday. Later, he caught the snake and kept it inside a box. He then sent its photo over mobile phone to Snake Helpline Secretary Suvendu Mallick.
Following this, Nalini Prasad Das, a Snake Helpline member, went to the village on Monday and released the snake in a nearby forest.
Mallick said the rare one-foot snake with black eye belongs to the Leucistic Common Krait species.