The recent showers in the city have provided respite to the scorching heat, but seems like the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)’s work has been on the rise.
A team of 33 volunteers of the BBMP’s wildlife rescue team seems to be the busiest people this rainy season, with the team having received over 400 calls for snakes rescue in the past two weeks, as May to July is the breeding time for snakes.
BBMP's wildlife advisor Sharath Babu R told Bangalore Mirror: "For the last 15 days, we have been flooded with calls to rescue snakes and birds. The BBMP control room diverts the calls to our volunteers. We have found snakes inside washing machine, TV rack, stabiliser and cars. Bikes seem to be most vulnerable these days. Each volunteer has received more than 90 calls."
From bathrooms to gas cylinders to shoes and washing machines, snakes have found their way to the most unusual places in search of shelter.
Houses are not the only vulnerable place in the city for snakes to find a safe corner to be in, but the government buildings including Vikas Soudha, Vidhana Soudha and High Court premises are also equally vulnerable places.
“We've had calls from government buildings including Vikas Soudha, Vidhana Soudha and High Court premises,” BBMP’s wildlife advisor was quoted as saying.
A volunteer informed that most of the cases comes from Vidyaranyapura, JP Nagar, Nagarbhavi, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Whitefield areas, mostly from places where there were garbage dumped nearby and that the snakes are released into the forests after rescuing.