Snake is one of the most important links of the ecosystem. It is the basis of conservation
protection and research projects for nature. It is one of the most misunderstood
creatures on earth. To clear the misconceptions regarding the snakes & avoid
snakebites, some basic knowledge of snakes should be taken. It also holds good in
case there is snakebite since first aid can be easily administered if the type of
snake (poisonous/ non-poisonous) is known. Also it is very important for mountaineers
to identify snakes.
- Python (Azgar)
- Sand Boa (Durkya Ghonas)
- Earth boa (Mandol)
- Banded Racer (Dhoolnagin)
- Green Keel Back (Gavtya)
- Trinket (Taskar)
- Common Wolf Snake (Kavdya)
- Chequered (Divad)
- Bronze Back Treasuro (Snaka)
- Stripped Keelback (Janeti)
- Common Kukri Snake (Kukri)
- Rat Snake (Dhaman)
- Common Cat Snake (Manjrya)
- Wine or Whip Snake (Harantol)
- Cobra (Naag)
- Saw scaled Viper (Phurse)
- Krait’s Viper (Manyar)
- Russel’sViper (Ghonas)
- Bamboo Pit Viper (Chapda)
- Move the patient to the nearest hospital to administer the anti-venom.
- A cloth should be wound between the heart and the bite area, take care it is not
too loose or too tight.
- Do not cut the wound if you are not trained properly to do so.
- Clean the wound with any common antiseptic, but do not use potassium permanganate
in any case.
- While sleeping keep your shoes high above the ground.
- Throw away the leftovers. Leftovers attract rats, which in turn are followed by
- Snakes may reside in cracks in the rocks hence care should be taken.
Under the guidance of Shri Nikhilkumar Khaire of ‘Sarp Vidnyan Sanstha, Pune,’
many small & large activities are carried out for imparting knowledge regarding
snakes in rural as well as urban areas.