There was this grade 9 student who loved animals and was simply fascinated by snakes. He was known to be a brilliant student, had a sociable personality, and was a good friend to many (something animal lovers take for granted). A snake milker is a specialized zoologist who can extract venom from snakes and other venomous reptiles for the purpose of making an antidote or for medical research. A snake milker is a type of herpetologist, which in turn is a type of zoologist. People working in this highly specialized field extract venom from snakes and […] Monitor lizards are increasingly at a disadvantage with the rapid increase in poaching for their body parts. The genitals of monitor lizards are in demand and they are cut and dried, giving them the appearance of joined hands and giving them the name “Hatha Jodi”. These are then sold to superstitious people as an auspicious root that seems to satisfy desires! Lizards are also poached for their meat and skins, which are used to make homemade drums and sandals. Monitor lizards help control insect and rodent populations and are protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Indian snake species cannot be kept as pets in the country. This includes all types of snakes listed under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Some species of snakes are not specifically listed in the law, but the family mentioned includes all species among them. There is no legal problem keeping non-native and non-CITES species as pets in India.

Regularities aside, keeping snakes as pets is not recommended for conservation reasons, as many of these pet snakes are then released into the wild when the owner gets fed up or takes on too much responsibility. This could be disastrous for the biodiversity of the region, as these species can become invasive species and destroy native wildlife. Burmese pythons in Florida are one of the best examples of such a disaster. Under the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 (Act), it is a criminal offence under section 9 of the Act to capture or attempt to capture a wild animal. There is no provision in the law for “rescue” and any capture of wild animals is considered a “hunt”. Thus, rescuing a snake is considered hunting in all circumstances, whether to save the life of the animal or to protect a person from harm. The Act also contains provisions for the issuance of hunting licences under sections 11 and 12, which must be issued in writing by the Chief Wildlife Guardian or an authorized officer. Therefore, a rescuer should obtain such permission from the authorities before engaging in any type of rescue operation. Any person suspected/accused of hunting must prove their innocence before the investigator/court, as the burden of proof of innocence lies with the defendant in accordance with the provisions of the law. It is essential that anyone engaged in regular snake rescue has a valid permit. Another important fact about snakes, which few people know about, is that snakes imitate each other. They imitate other races depending on the situation for their own survival.

A cobra may try to sneak in like a rat snake if it feels it can get away with it. A rat snake, on the other hand, may try to become aggressive and even hiss if it feels it can scare people. Snakes are even asked to change color slightly for survival. 4. Most snakes look alike when they are young. Are you expert enough to distinguish a toxic from a non-toxic 1. Holding a snake is illegal in most countries. (It`s illegal in India) NB- According to the laws of the country, snakes are protected under the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Protection is granted to snakes taking into account their ecological value and to protect them from illegal wildlife trade, where live snakes, snake venom and snakeskin are traded by criminals.

Snakes are protected as wild animals under various lists of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Illegal hunting and possession of these protected snakes/their body parts/poison are punishable acts under the law. The severity of the penalty depends on the location (inside a protected area / outside the protected area) of the crime and the species of snake involved. Reptiles such as snakes, crocodiles, monitor lizards, etc. sneak into the meadows and constantly emerge in open fields and increasingly find themselves in dangerous situations. The panic that arises when she discovers one of these reptiles leads to the unfortunate incident of retaliatory killings without people realizing that the species they may have injured or beaten to death is protected by law. The Wildlife Protection Act 1972 is the country`s law that regulates and protects all wildlife in India – from the smallest bird to the largest mammal and everything in between. The next day, a little curious that the snake did not move and encouraged by the sight of the charmer handling the snake the day before, he took the snake out of the bottle.

The snake`s bite was rapid. He dropped the bottle and the snake. There was some blood on his hand where the snake bit him, but he didn`t think too much about it because he “knew” that pythons were not venomous. He tried to catch the snake. This time, the snake seemed to move much faster than before. Not at all like a python. He chased the reptile through space, but simply couldn`t catch it. Every time he cornered him, he slipped, so different from a python. The boy became suspicious, but after much chasing, he managed to catch the snake, which bit him again.

This time a little harder and the boy threw the snake against the wall. Two software professionals were arrested for illegally catching snakes on Saturday and keeping them as pets at their HSR Layout residence. Apparently, it is not only the snakes that are charmed by these snake charmers, but also the children, and this child was left behind by a “python”, which turned out to be an intercepted Russell viper. The author is the former president of the Karnataka Racing Pigeon Club. As a pigeon enthusiast, he is more of a bird and animal lover than a runner or amateur. He won and won several fancier flights from 180 km to 1000 km. He currently lives in Bangalore and keeps him and his family ready like his pigeons. his Dobermans; and some Jawa chickens, a breed commonly used in cockfighting in India. Only his birds are fairly well behaved and quite at peace with each other. As animal lovers, these birds are more pets than wild birds.

As an only child, his parents encouraged him to have pets, and he lived with birds and animals all his life. According to his own statement, they more than compensated for the siblings he never had. His pet collection included dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs, white rats, parakeets, Java sparrows, muias, monkeys, pigeons, snakes, turtles, and various species of fish. As he is also an avid reader, his house is full of books, but what is interesting here is the fact that a good number of books are about animals and pets. During his long career in the media, the author has also coordinated and written an online pet channel that has been highly interactive and extremely popular. He is also always known for taking his time when there was an animal-related problem that needed to be solved, whether it was an injured bird, a crippled dog, or even an unwanted snake in your yard. The author is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Bangalore Times. LESS. What neither the snake charmer, nor the child, nor too many other people know is the fact that the fangs of a snake grow back! Nature has endowed snakes with this ability for their own survival.

Many snakes lose their teeth in one fell swoop. They come with another set of congenital fangs that grow back within a week. And these fangs are just as deadly as the previous ones. SNAKEBITES AND ITS MANAGEMENT: A CONCISE STUDY Abhishek Pathak1, Renu Yadav2 1Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2Department of Veterinary Anatomy, C.V.A.Sc.