Anandpur, Oct 17: A huge python was rescued from an iron ore-laden truck by snake helpline members in Odisha on Friday.
The incident was reported on National Highway 20 near Kharakhai in Anandpur of Keonjhar district.
A truck driver spotted a huge snake on the diesel tank of a truck was running ahead of his vehicle and intercepted by overtaking it to inform its driver about presence of the huge reptile on diesel tank.
The driver immediately informed the snake helpline. Snake helpline members reached the spot and rescued the python. Later, it was released into the wild.
The driver said the reptile might have climbed to the truck when he was having food at a roadside eatery.