BBC article: The snake people of South India
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| The Silent One

BBC article: The snake people of South India

A tribe I hadn't heard of before and the list is just beginning - Irula tribe. A tribe engaged in snake hunting and more recently collecting venom for ASV production. Based largely in the north eastern coastal region of Tamil Nadu, their skill has got them invitation from far off places too to help with snake issues there.



Link to the BBC article.
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| Loud Noisy Bird

BBC article: The snake people of South India

If you report a snake in your garden one of these guys will come and catch it.

But they are not given permanent jobs.
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Life gets aadhar every day.
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| Maha Guru Member
The 1954 film [B]Nagin is based on the Irula. It is a Romeo and Juliet story about two rival groups of tribal people whose main source of income is the sale of snake venom.
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| Member
One of the last few tribes who still manage to live their way of life , i wonder how they still manage it

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