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Python Spotted On Footpath Near Mahim Nature Park

The enormous reptile is estimated to be as long as 8 to 10 feet.

Python Spotted On Footpath Near Mahim Nature Park
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Since the majority of us have been staying indoors because of the coronavirus pandemic, wildlife in and around Mumbai city has had the opportunity to roam around freely over the past few months. On Thursday, a huge snake was spotted in the city's Mahim area.

As per a report in NDTV, a huge python was spotted at a footpath near the Maharashtra Nature Park in Mumbai's Mahim area. The enormous reptile is estimated to be as long as 8 to 10 feet. Soon after the snake was spotted, videos of it slithering from the footpath back to the nature park started surfacing on social media. In the video, a few locals can also be seen gathered around to watch the serpent.

Since it is located in Mahim, the park is also famously known as the Mahim Nature Park. The park is almost like a hidden urban forest in the middle of Mumbai. The lush green park is home to a number of species of birds, vegetation and reptiles. Both venomous and non venomous snakes reside inside the nature park.

The park is about 37-acres huge and is located on the edge of the congested neighbourhood of Dharavi. Earlier, this park was a huge garbage dumping ground. However, in 1994, a project was started by the World Wide Fund for Nature along with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Authorities (MMR) to make this spacious ground into a gorgeous forest with a large ecosystem. The dumpster turned nature park now has more than 12,000 trees and offers activities like hitchhiking and bird watching for nature enthusiasts.





 
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