Cantor’s Kukri snake recovered from Srimangal
Srimangal/ Moulvibazar/ Representative/
Cantor Kukri snake of Dularva species was recovered from Srimangal in Moulvibazar.
Srimangal Bangladesh Wildlife Service Foundation rescued the rare species of snake from Modi’s shop of Devpara Biswa Vanik in Nawagaon village of Srimangal on Sunday (October 9). In the morning, after seeing the snake in the shop of World Forestry, the Wildlife Service Foundation was informed. Later Swapan Dev Sajal, Director of Wildlife Service Foundation, rescued the snake along with members of the Forest Department. Later, Dr. Monirul H Khan, Dr. Kamrul Hasan and Adnan Azad of Zoology Department of Jangirnagar University confirmed that the snake is a dulvar species of Cantor Kukri (its Bengali name is not yet known.
Experts also said that snakes are nocturnal animals and they stay underground most of the time. Earthworms and larvae probably live underground by eating ant eggs and termite eggs. There is a tendency to burrow into the soil when soft soil is found. The snake uses rostral scales to stay in the soil. The rostral scale is the organ located at the front of the snake’s mouth. The size of the recovered snake is 90-110 cm. Currently the snake is under the custody of the force.