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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Just about twenty days after the city zoo lost its huge sand boa, the Government Ayurveda College Research Centre at Poojappura too has lost its red sand boa.

The boa was smuggled out of its cage - under lock and key - from a room, which was also locked, at the snake park maintained by the Ayurveda College.

DHARMAPURI: The Dharmapuri police arrested two persons and seized a Sand boa snake from them in Kundalpatti, near here, on Thursday.

KOCHI: After ivory, ganja and sandalwood, the smugglers are now madly after King Cobra and other venomous snakes in the forests as 10 ml venom of a King Cobra would fetch crores of rupees in the international black market.

The smuggling of snake venom had come to light after the recent seizure of 200 ml of King Cobra venom at Kanjikode, near Palakkad.

KOLKATA: Two cobras were found in the stomach of a tiger found dead in the Sunderbans