In a shocking incident, a 14 feet long python, trying to cross the Eastern Express Highway at Chembur halted the traffic movement for nearly an hour on Monday morning. The snake wrapped itself to a wheel of a car.
However, rescuers were called and managed to bring the snake to safety, before releasing it into the forest.
As per a TOI report, around 11 am, some motorists informed an on-duty traffic constable near Evrard Nagar bus-stop that a snake was spotted on the road. The constable immediately brought the vehicles to a halt.
“Had the vehicles continued moving, the python could have been run over,” said a traffic police officer.
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The snake crawled under a car in the last lane of the south-bound arm of the highway. It wrapped itself around a tyre and wouldn’t emerge. The traffic police then shut that lane for vehicles. But congestion built upon the other lanes as well because motorists halted to check what was happening.
Efforts were made to bring the snake out. Eventually, rescuers were called and it took them about half an hour to rescue the python. It was later released in the forest. Traffic was affected for around an hour.