BELGAUM: Anant Chitti who is a snake lover has now caught over 9981 snakes and is confident of making it to 10,000 in the coming days. It is not only him but his wife Nirzara who also helps him in rescuing the snakes. She recently caught her 14th snake in a week, a Russell’s Viper, which is the second most deadliest snake in the world. Nirzara had rescued 14 snakes in the past week, which included Russell’s vipers from a kitchen, a cobra from under a bed and a rat snake.
As November is the mating season for the snakes this month they get the maximum calls to rescue snakes. Since her marriage in 2007 to Anant she was fascinated by his snake rescuing skills and she also learnt the skills from him.
Anant Chitti said he rescued 11 snakes on November 6, which was the second highest in a single day in his professional life.
Anant has had many snake bites and a couple of years ago was in almost coma due to snake bite. But for the couple rescuing the snakes is their love and passion. They come on their scooter and rescue the snakes and then leave them into the deep jungles of Khanapur.
You can reach the Chitti’s on 09341104405.
Photo credits: Francis Dsouza