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It was hiding under a water cooler.
If you thought the snakes in your life were hard to spot, have a go at trying to find the one in this picture. Don't worry, we'll wait while you look. ------------------------------------------------...
Here's something you don't see every day. Video captured a massive king cobra appearing to drink out of a man's water bottle amid extreme droughts across southern India. The extremely venomous reptile...
Two persons were arrested for extracting venom illegally.
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The season of Nagpanchami is drawing close and Sumanth Bindhumadhav knows he has his work cut out for him. As a consultant with Humane Society International/India, he is trained to rescue animals, including snakes. He received word recently that a group of people, purportedly from the snake charmer community, had captured and were holding snakes. With World Snake Day taking place on 16 July, it's important to remind everyone that it's illegal to capture, display and kill snakes in India under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
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One risks being mocked for juxtaposing snakes with the "Make in India" initiative which recently was spoken of in the same (albeit a bit laboured) breath as Apple Inc. Inspired by 'pop patriotism' many Indians are eager to sever from popular imagination any associations India has with snakes. But of course, snakes aren't going anywhere. Just because snakebites hardly occur in the posh neighbourhoods of Lutyens' Delhi or the cosy newsrooms of media-houses doesn't mean they have disappeared from India.
The Internet is an angry place. The BBC found that out the hard way after one of its Twitter handles posted a poorly-framed tweet about Indian snake charmers -- a profession, though obsolete now, is e...
Bollywood actors with their flashing eyes (read Sridevi) and glittering ensembles (Rekha/ Jitendra) have always managed to deliver a pretty impactful snake or naagin dance. What you might not know is...
India's tropical conditions play the perfect host to a wide variety of snakes -- approximately 300 species, including 50 venomous varieties. Recently, eminent naturalist and wildlife adventurer Nigel...