40-kg python alarms Allahabad college before professor takes charge

The incident took place at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Government Degree College.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Dec 08, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
40-kg python alarms Allahabad college before professor takes charge
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ALLAHABAD: A 12-foot python was on Thursday created a panic situation at a college in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad.

The incident took place at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Government Degree College.

To everyone's surprise, the 40 kg reptile was rescued by a professor from the college who later handed it over to the forest department officials.

NB Singh is a senior professor with the college's Botany Department. He rushed to the rescue after he received a call from a student.

Professor Singh, so far, has caught more than a dozen snakes. According to him, pythons are not perilous unless bothered. He catches snakes to help them find a safer place.