Walkers have a reptile drawback

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By Melvin Mathew

Affiliation needs signages warning folks about snakes at Cubbon Park; officers say 6 boards current, extra shall be put up

Cubbon Park is house to quite a lot of snakes on its 197-acre grounds, however after a latest snake chew case, walkers are looking for some signages to warn guests concerning the presence of snakes within the park.

The Cubbon Park Walkers’ Affiliation has demanded that extra boards be put in all elements of the park that the park has snakes. They famous that if walkers are unaware, they’re at a better threat.

“Round 5 – six days again, there was an incident of a walker getting bitten by a snake. After the accident, we’re asking the park officers to put in extra boards to warn guests. There’s one board close to the ring circle and the remainder of the areas have been deserted. Kids additionally proceed to play within the space with none security,” mentioned Umesh Kumar, President of the Cubbon Park Walkers Affiliation (CPWA).

Reportedly, the sufferer needed to endure therapy at Martha’s Hospital and filed a proper grievance with the Cubbon Park Police Station.

Snake specialists in the meantime assured all that although there are snakes within the park, only some venomous ones. “Cubbon Park has rat snakes, cobra, watersnakes, tree snakes and different frequent snakes. Nonetheless, solely the cobra snake is venomous,” mentioned Mohan, BBMP Animal Rescue Division.

CPWA members additionally made an allegation that as it’s among the many few inexperienced areas within the metropolis snake catchers have a tendency to go away the snakes they rescue over there. Denying these allegations, Mohan added that no skilled snake-rescuer would depart the snakes within the park with Bal Bhavan, Police station, Excessive Court docket and Press Membership surrounding it.

“We can’t go away snakes there escaping the eyes of the safety. We normally go away it in a reserve forest outdoors town.”

Cubbon Park hasrat snakes, cobras,watersnakes, treesnakes and others ofwhich solely cobras arevenomous

–Mohan, BBMP

As for the signages, Deputy Director of Horticulture Division (Cubbon Park), Balakrishna mentioned, “There are already six boards current within the park premises and we are going to add one other 10 boards as properly.”

The members mentioned the safety guards must also be made conscious of the presence of snakes.

“Regardless of the absence of an satisfactory variety of boards, the safety guards play no function in warning guests. They need to be proscribing guests, particularly kids from accessing sure areas of the park and enjoying within the bushes,” added Kumar.

Walkers additionally sought to know if the Horticulture Division officers would take onus for any mishaps on the park.

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