A snake catcher managed to save over 47 poisonous snakes from various residential locations in the Balasore district of India. The area is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary and thick forests, which often leads snakes and other animals to wander into human habitations.
“I have caught around 47 snakes in the last six days,” snake rescuer Kartik Sethi said on Tuesday. The snakes -Indian cobra, Russell’s viper, common and banded krait- were released in the Nilgiri forest area.
Snakes are seen more frequently in areas where people live, because humans have moved closer to forests, taking over parts that used to belong to wild animals.