09:34 GMT18 May 2021
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    India is home to over 270 species of snakes, around 60 out of which are deemed highly venomous. During the monsoon season, reports of snakes being spotted in the midst of densely populated areas often hit the headlines.

    In the Haldwani area of northern India’s Himalayan state Uttarakhand, local forest officials recently rescued two adult pythons and released them into the wilderness.

    Videos of the rescued snakes have been making the rounds on social media.

    ​Some farmers were working in the lush green Haldwani region when they spotted the two pythons, around 10-12 feet long, slithering in the grass. The local forest officials from the mountain region were informed and soon the Quick Response Team arrived on site and took the snakes into the jungle.

    Despite being non-poisonous, pythons are a dangerous species of constricting snake. They are capable of growing over 23 feet in length and can weigh up to 200 pounds. Their girth can also grow as big as that of a telephone pole.

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