After community suffers years of losses, govt to change its strategy, issue order this month
Herpetologists say sighting of venomous snakes on rise in state; of 7,000 rescued in 18 months, spectacled cobra accounts for over 80%
With downpours lashing Chennai over the past week, and reptiles coming out of their burrows to the streets, 22-year-old Vedhapriya Ganesan is busy with calls for help.
Unlike many parts of Arkavathy Layout, the 19th Block, comprising nearly 1,000 sites in Chalegere area, is free from litigation.
Vets from South Essex Wildlife Hospital rescued the saw-scaled snake after a stonemason, who had ordered the rocks, called the animal hospital for help.
Wolf, director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, said he crawled under the mountainside home in Santa Rosa and found a rattlesnake right away, then another and another.
The shooting of the Hunger Games prequel film is set to commence in the first half of 2022, reports say.
The state budget allocates Rs 25 lakh for animal welfare but this is not being utilized for snake rescue as BBMP claims it is not meant for wildlife.
Bengaluru is home to 21 species including four poisonous ones, but now only two species Rat Snake and Cobra are widely seen in city limits.
Humans are born with the fear of spiders and snakes.
Federal prosecutors in New York say a Canadian man attempted to ship live snakes to China through the mail.