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He said it was possible that the snake was cooling down due to hot weather or “having a drink of salty water”.

‘It is important not to panic’

“It may have been tired or caught up in the waves.

“When I tried to catch the snake, I noticed a lot of water coming out of its mouth so it may have swallowed quite a bit of sea water.” 

Once the snake was safely captured, it was taken back to Crocworld Conservation Centre. The snake was measured, examined and released back into a safe habitat, Rodrigues said.  

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