Rare Leucistic Common Krait Rescued In Odisha’s Kendrapada

Kendrapada: A rare leucistic common krait was rescued from Rajkanika in Kendrapada district, today.

As per reports, the snake was first spotted by a local small-time rescuer Tapan Jena. Thinking it to be same rare species, he immediately informed Snake Helpline member Nalini Prasad Das. Das clarified that it was actually a common krait and due to genetic mutation, the snake got it aberrant colour.

Tapan had captured the krait in a plastic jar and was later released into the wild with the help of Das.