Snake friend arrested for domesticating Python

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Punekar News's photo.Pune : A 23-year-old man has been arrested by Pune city police for allegedly keeping an Indian Python, which is an endangered species.

Acting on a tip-off received by policeman Amol Pawar of Khadak police station, a team nabbed Vinayak Vishnu Mugde, a resident of Warje Malwadi, from Tilak Road around 9 pm on Monday.

Forest department officials said that the 5 feet Python is worth over Rs 5 lakhs in Indian market and it can fetch crores in the international market.

According to police, Mugde is a BSc student and also works as snake friend with some organisations. During interrogation Mugde told police that he alongwith a friend was traveling on Lavasa Road on September 5 when they found the snake on roadside and brought it home.

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