Currently our team in India is traveling throughout the Eastern Ghats working with communities to solve human-snake conflict. Near Sompeta, Andhra Pradesh, Save The Snakes Co-Founder Murthy Kantimahanti recently rescued and released this Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii).
The viper was found inside a home and luckily Murthy was able to safely relocate it to some adjacent forest. A few weeks ago, there was a king cobra that was rescued from this same location. As king cobras love to eat snakes, even venomous snakes, did this viper unknowingly attract a hungry king? Or was it just chance? Our team in India is working to answer these questions that will keep humans and snakes safe and living in harmony.
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