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OMG! Rare red snake found in UP; netizens call it ‘beautiful’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 July 2020, 14:32 IST

A rare snake was spotted in Uttar Pradesh on June 28 which has left everyone amazed.

The image of the very rare, a red coral Kukri snake was captured at the Dudhwa National Park. The picture of the snake was shared by a Wildlife conservation team, Wildlense, on Twitter.


However, the snake was first spotted by a staff resident near his cottage after heavy rains over the weekend.

“Dudhwa National Park is full of diversity and surprises. Red coral kukri snake, a very rare snake...today evening after a rain near staff cottage,” Wildlense said in the caption of their post.

 

In a separate tweet, Wildlense also mentioned the distinct characteristics of the snake and said that the reptile acquired its name due to its red, orange colour.

"Red Coral Kukri is a nocturnal non-venomous reptile feeding on insects and worms. It is known as red coral kukri owing to its red-orange colour and its teeth shaped as Nepali 'khukri' to break eggs," Wildlense said.

 

Check out how netizens reacted:

 

In 2018, the rare snake was sighted in Sonaripur range of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. It was also in Majhgai Range of North Kheri Division in June 2019 by Field Director of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

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First published: 1 July 2020, 14:12 IST
 
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