Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Volunteer animal rescuers were called to a temple in India to rescue a nearly 3-foot cobra that became stuck in the steel mesh covering a floor drain.
Atul Baral, a volunteer with the Snake Helpline, said he was called to the temple in Bhubaneshwar after a cobra was discovered stuck in the steel mesh covering a flood drain.
The cobra had apparently tried to slither down the drain and became stuck due to its swollen abdomen from a recent meal, Baral said.
Baral removed the mesh from the drain and took the snake to the nearby College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, where a veterinarian used wire cutters to remove the mesh from the snake's body.
The snake, freed from the mesh, then regurgitated a toad it had previously eaten.