A python similar to the one that was rescued. Photo: iStock.

An eight-foot python was rescued from a canal in India on Wednesday with it’s rescue captured on video. The rescue happened in Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

Odisha TV reported that locals dialed the reptile helpline after noticing the snake coming from a canal at Khuntapal on Sept. 5. People from the helpline retrieved the python and set it free in the Similpal forest.

The helpline previously saved a nine-foot python in Puri, Odisha, on Aug. 9. The snake was injured and brought to the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology for treatment before being released in the wild.

Pythons are non-venomous and mostly docile.

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