An Indian cobra (naja naja) was filmed laying 23 eggs in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar. Amidst the trend of viral obscene videos on the internet, a fresh video featuring a beautiful yellow coloured cobra laying eggs, hit media headlines.
The venomous cobra was rescued from a family’s home by the snake helpline on April 27. The state’s snake helpline filmed the reptile laying the eggs, which are now being artificially incubated. Watch the video here.
“The volunteer suspected the snake to be pregnant while he was rescuing it from a local’s house in Bhubaneswar. I suggested him to keep the snake in the bag for the day and leave it in the forest in early morning. When he was about to release the snake at around 5.15 am, he found three eggs inside the bag. I suggested him not to release the snake anymore. The yellow cobra laid few eggs when it was brought to Snake Helpline office here,” said Subhendu Mallick, founder of Snake Helpline.
“When I received the snake, it had already laid eggs in the bag. Attempting to create a proper environment for delivery of the reptile, I kept the snake inside a plastic box making holes into the container. Later, it started laying more eggs in the plastic box. We were checking the snake and filming the entire episode when it was laying eggs. The snake laid total 23 eggs within regular gap of time by 1.00 pm,” he said.
Later, we released the snake into forest and made arrangement for incubation, he added.