Snakes belong to the animal group called reptiles. This group also includes
crocodiles, lizards, and turtles. Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that raise
their body temperature by lying in the sun or lower it by crawling into the
shade. Their body temperature changes to the temperature of its surroundings.
Because of this, snakes that live in colder climates must hibernate through the
winter. They will find burrows or caves and fall into a deep sleep until the
weather warms up enough for them. There are more than 2,700 species of snakes in
the world. They live almost everywhere, in deserts, forests, oceans, streams,
and lakes. Snakes live on the ground, in trees, and in water. In India the snake
is associated with myths & mythology. Due to the blind beliefs & wrong practices
prevailing in Indian society, snakebite consumes a lot of innocent lives.
According to WHO report India tops the maximum number of snakebite death per
annum in the entire world.
Mr. Suvendu Swain (Volunteer having 3 years of experince in Snake rescue
and rehabilitation) Address : Telengapenth, Cuttack-754001