Wondering what to do on Sunday? How about checking out Snakes?

I am planning to go for this…a great way to familiarize oneself with creatures that one rather hopes not to come into contact with!

Here are the particulars, for People for Animals, a group that is doing great work for conservation:

Hi Friends

We at PFA (People for animals – Bangalore ) have arranged a training
program on snakes from Gowri Shankar (researcher and herpetologists )
on 3rd June Sunday 2:30 Pm , at PFA shelter .
Topics covered
1)Types of snakes around Bangalore/karnataka 2)How to recognize a snake ?
3) Handling of snakes .
4)How to make equipments for handling snakes ?
5)First aid for snake bites .

Gowri Shankar – Is a intrepid Education Officer and a herpetologist
working at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) which was founded
by Romolus Whitaker , to conserve King cobra , Gowri has tons of
knowledge and experience with the King cobra and is ready to share the
same with us .

The presentation will be followed with hands-on demonstration of the
same (workshop). If interested please call and confirm with Dr Somnath
@ 9980339880,080-22733350 before 31st evening . To make sure we have
serious people coming for the meet we are charging a entry fee of Rs
100 and Rs 50 for students ,

Venue address – People for Animals
Survey no. 67, Uttarahalli Road
Kengeri, Bangalore 560 060
Ph- 080-22733350 , 9980339880
Email-somnath_vet@yahoo.co.in , srivathsa.bhargava@gmail.com

If the mention of snakes makes you shudder…maybe a snack instead of a snake at 2.30 instead! ;-)

2 Comments so far

  1. Charles Haynes (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    I’m sorry to miss this! On our trip to Pondicherry Debbie and I stopped at the Alligator Farm and watched venomous snakes being milked for anti-venin production. It was fascinating, and I recommend it to anyone going down the East Cost Road from Chennai.

    Before moving to Bangalore, I kept three snakes. Two ball pythons and a corn snake (rat snake species.) The corn snake ate frozen mice, but the pythons had never learned to eat anything but live (recently killed) rats – and that was hard.

    Snakes, for the most part, are shy gentle creatures and I find them beautiful.


  2. NotBayArea (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 10:17 am

    Charles,

    At the end of their day, did you eat them?



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