Indian animal rescuer catches 47 venomous snakes

STORY: The district is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary and thick forests which often leads the snakes and other animals to sneak into human habitations.

"I have caught around 47 snakes in the last six days," said rescuer Kartik Sethi on Tuesday (June 28).

Indian Spectacled Cobra, Banded krait, Russell's Viper, and Common Krait were among the snakes that were caught, said Snake helpline member, Kartik Sethi.

The reptiles were later released in the Nilgiri forest area.

Snakes are straying more frequently into human habitations as growing settlements have encroached upon the forests, driving the reptiles out of their habitats.

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