Monday, January 28, 2013

Rescue of snake

After digging the well, next week we found a snake in the water. The well was not covered and  no boundary wall so one snake found its way to the well. When I first saw it, it was not moving so put a small stone in the well, then could see it moving and not dead. Even though I am not an expert can identify cobra, viper, rat snake and a few others, but being at a distance of 33 feet, couldn't identify it. My worker Palani also couldn't identify it.

After couple of days, when I visited the farm, carried a rope and wanted to put a basket tied to it and put in the water, so that snake can escape from the well at night. As soon as we lowered the basket, it noticed it and came towards it and when we just moved it, it had its hood visible and tried to attack the basket. Now identification was easy, it was a cobra !!. Couple of times, it made the hissing sound and came again to attack the basket and later it dived into the water and was not seen for some time.

When we saw the next day, it had would be now roaming in the farm.


Unknown said...

Be careful Nandan. In my farm also there snakes and I always try to be as careful as I can.

Here is a video on snake bite treatment, might be helpful


Nandakumar said...

Thanks Sheo. Yes, I wear gun boot while moving in the farm, and also make slow movements.

Couldn't follow the video, since it is in Hindi