Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Species of Snake Found in North Bengal

Twenty nine species of snakes, including eight new and ten very poisonous [sic] kinds, have been found in Jaldapara and Chilapata forests of North Bengal in an on-going survey.
The survey, being conducted by snake expert Mintoo Choudhury and a group of forest personnel, also found a number of rare species of snake in the two forests, divisional forest officer, Cooch Behar, Manindra Biswas said today. The new species of snakes found would be sent to Kolkata, he said.
A rare species of snake named 'Trinkle' found during the search at Shiltorsha Forest was last seen about 26 years ago, he said.

1 comment:

SiD said...

Never knew this..nice work