We had two days of snake walk with Irula's and got loads of information's about snakes, its behavior, do's and don'ts for snake bites, venom extraction process and how to react in the event of snake bites.
Thanks to Dr. Rajanna to come all the way from Madurai to walk with us to share his knowledge on the snakes.
Photos from the snake walk event.
Indian Spectacled Cobra
Spectacled Cobra is the most famous and fascinating snake found in Indian subcontinent and can be identified with the spectacle hood in its head. This is one among the "Big Four" of Indian snakes.
Common Krait is an infamous venomous snake capable for delivering neurotoxic bite during night time. This is one of the most common medically significant snake also the member of "Big Four" of India.
Russell's Viper is the most widely distributed Viper family member which is infamous for its fascinating whistle and long fangs. This is one of the most bite and death causing venomous snake in Indian subcontinent and the member of Big Four of India.
Kali from the Irula co-op opened the mouth of the Russell's viper to display its fangs.
Rat Snake is a commonly seen snake which is famous for its fast crawling speed and much larger size than most of the widely distributed species found in India.
Green Vine Snake
Vine snakes are among the few species to have horizontally elliptical pupils, as well as a pointed, angular snout. The combination of these two factors give the species a high degree of binocular vision and allow them to gauge distances effectively. Contrary to popular belief, they would rarely, if ever, try to poke your eyes out with their snout and it is better suited to camouflage the animal within the foliage and leaves where it is usually found.
Red Sand Boa
Red Sand Boa is a widely distributed Boa found in Indian subcontinent. Among layman it is famous as "Two-headed Snake" due to presence of very thick tail having rounded end. This is one of the most commonly used snake in snake charming work.
Bronzeback Tree Snake
Common Bronzeback is the most widespread Dendrelaphis species of India which is the only species of genus in most of the parts of Indian mainland.
Venom extraction from snakes @ Madras Crocodile Bank
Group Photo Day 1 : 03-Jan-2015
Group Photo Day 2 : 04-Jan-2015
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