The Snake Man of Kerala

Vava Suresh, the Snake Man of Kerala

Wildlife conservationist and snake expert, Vava Suresh, is known as ‘The Snake Man of Kerala’. The 46-year-old has captured 176 king cobras, and rescued more than 50,000 straying snakes. He has been bitten 300 times by venomous snakes and more than 3000 times by all types of snakes. He has been on ventilator thrice and six times in ICU. He is widely known for his conservation activities like the rescue and release of endangered species of snakes, preservation of collected eggs until hatching periods, and creating awareness among people about snakes and their behaviour.

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