There was this rare opportunity to witness and learn to rescue one of the Common Indian Monitor (Varanus Bengalensis), commonly known as 'Goh' and mistakenly by more popular name 'Vishkhapar' in rural india this Sunday. Immediately I was on the way to site from where this has to be rescued by the very expert hands of Mr. Omkar Singh, a very famous Snake-Friend of the area. He was there with no special arrangements, and asked us to block some holes in the crevice between two walls to restrain the escape, and grasped this first by it's tail and than by its neck. This is rumored that it is quite venomous and hence killed wherever ignorant people find it. Later he explained its characteristics and we took it away in a cloth bag with a moist cloth to maintain temperature. Later I got the opportunity to click some shots while this was kept for a while for stress relief.
Later in the evening this alongwith another Common Rat Snake (Dhaman or Ghoda Pachhad) was released at a very suitable place in wild to lead the life their natural way.