New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A four feet cobra was rescued from the staff quarters of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday.

The reptile was rescued by an animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS, which had earlier this week rescued a Bluebull fawn with several dog bites from the JNU campus.

"We spotted the cobra in the area several times in the past week. It had moved into the area behind the staff quarters, so we decided to keep a close eye on its movement till the wildlife team arrived," said Manju Tripathi, a resident.

One of the four venomous snake species found in India, the common cobra has been rescued several times from JNU as the campus, located in a green belt of the national capital, offers a safe abode to reptiles and animals like civet and Bluebull (Nilgai).

Delhi is home to 13 species of snakes, of which only two -- the common cobra and common krait -- are venomous.

Earlier this month, a five-foot cobra was rescued from the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp (DTTDC) office.

--IANS

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