A motorcycle rider got the shock of his life when he found a three metre long snake resting in his bike’s headlight. The incident occurred in Muthupettai, Thiruvarur district.
Chennai: A motorcycle rider got the shock of his life when he found a three metre long snake resting in his bike’s headlight. The incident occurred in Muthupettai, Thiruvarur district, near Jambuvanodai mosque area and the bike’s owner, Zakir Hussain, was helped by the locals who were frightened too.
Hussain had parked his bike outside the mosque for a little while and it was during this time that the snake made the vehicle its home. The incident was spotted by some residents and they informed about the same to Hussain.
However, a scared Hussain could not locate the snake anywhere on his vehicle. Since the Jambuvanodai mosque is frequented by hundreds of people, he could get help. Some youngsters took off each and every part of the bike excluding the tire and searched for the snake.
After two scary hours of searching, they found the snake which was silently coiled inside the headlight near speed meter. Hussain and his friends removed the head light and put it in ground. Once grounded, the snake tried to escape from the area.
There was mass panic when the three metre long snake slithered into the crowd. However, people then realised that it was a non-venomous garter snake. The incident had locals of Jambuvanodai area afraid for a long time.
The man-animal conflict instances are on the rise and the settling of humans in certain ecosystems often results in a catastrophe with children and the elderly too being at risk against wild animals trying to defend their territory.