Supporting and Endorsing #IndianSnakes team
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Our campaign is striving to put an end to the illegal and unethical use of snakes by these catchers who cannot be called "rescuers" by any standards. They end up putting not just snakes' lives, and their own on the line, but also of the hundreds of impressionable young men and women who mimic their dangerous stunts!
Snakes are not toys.. over 45000 people die in India every single year due to snake bites. Performing stunts with them like this does NOT make you 'cool' or a 'saviour'. Everytime a stunt like this is performed, these handlers are actually disrespecting the true victims and their families.
Email us at email@example.com if you come across any such instances, especially on social media.
Slender worm #snake ... The first I've photographed in Hauz Khas!
These little harmless critters are small and just like the blind snakes, look strikingly similar to worms.... Hence the name worm snake!
#IndianSnakes#Delhi#reptiles#herpetology (P.S.: More info about the snake on IndianSnakes.org)
Saw-scaled #viper sighted in the outskirts of #Chennai , earlier this month.
Considered one of the Big-4 #snakes responsible for many deaths across the country, this #venomous (hematoxic) #species is really not fond of entering #human habitation! It's tiny size often fools people into making them mistake it for a harmless #snake or they accidentally trod on it, when it's taking shade under big #leaves etc. Bites from this snake can easily be prevented by taking basic precautions like using a stick at a safe distance to turn over leaves, or poke under hedges (if you absolutely have to!), wearing closed toe shoes etc when in areas prone to saw-scaled #vipers . As with most #indiansnakes , the idea is simple- don't put your hands and feet, if you're not sure what's there! For more on this species and other #Big4 , I highly recommend watching Romulus Whitaker's survival guide to Big-4 which is up on the @madras_crocodile_bank_trust channel on YouTube