A 15-foot-long giant king cobra was rescued from a local's toilet at Niladrinagar village in Balimela of Odisha's Malkangiri district.
The snake was captured from the toilet of Sushant Patra's house. The matter came to light when Sushant's son was taking a bath outside their toilet. He spotted the snake and immediately informed his family members.
As panic gripped in the area, forest staff was called in for help. Forester Sibu Lenka reached the spot and rescued the giant king cobra with the help of two local youth.
The forester said that they received information about a king cobra around 4 to 5 pm.
"We had a tough time rescuing the cobra with the help of two locals. The snake weighs around 15 to 20 kg. I have captured around 2,500 snakes but never come across such a big one in my entire career," Lenka said.
The giant king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake. It is threatened by habitat destruction and has been listed as 'vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List since 2010.