An Indian rock python. Photo: iStock

A pair of Indian rock pythons were rescued by forest officers after they briefly caused panic at a village in India on Tuesday. On January 22, forest officers in Vadodara district, Gujarat, rescued the two snakes after residents of Ramnath village raised the alarm, The Times of India reported.

Nitin Patel of the Vadodara Forest Department was sent to the scene with a team. He said one of the pythons was eight foot long. The two pythons were given a medical evaluation before they were released back into the wild.

Back in October, another rock python was retrieved at Dhaniyavi village in the same district by forest officers. The Indian Rock Python is a slow and lethargic snake that rarely attack other species. They are non-venomous and consume a diet of birds, mammals and other reptiles.

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