Fishers of snakes in the tribe irulas mastered the deadly fish
• Catchers snakes in irulas tribe mastered the deadly fish
When the circus act handlers snakes, spectators look at them with a sinking heart. However, few people know that there is a tribe in India that specializes in catching spectacle cobra, the most dangerous snakes in the world. These people call themselves irulas, they learn from childhood to hunt for reptiles, and they know all about how to protect themselves from the snake bite and as a "milking" of reptiles to collect valuable poison!
The tribe irulas hunt everything - from small to large. Since childhood, children are taught to hunt for non-poisonous snakes, to eight years they are already providing to catch more dangerous reptiles, and boys 12-13 years old and does accompany parents who are looking for a hole cobras. Its functions have each member of the family: the most important mission - a man, he catches the snake, but it helps children and wife. Children dig up the entrance to the snake's hole, and the wife - ensures that no reptile escaped through the "back door."
Previously irulas kill snakes, as traded snake skin, but after the official ban began to catch reptiles to obtain their valuable poison. Snakes on such procedures do not suffer: irulas hand over their prey in a special co-op, where snakes are placed in clay pots and "milked" with regularity every seven days. Venom is obtained thanks to the fact that a snake bite force cloth stretched over the glass. The venom flows into the container. Over time, you can get a few milligrams of the deadly substance. Subsequently it is used for the production of serum and analgesics.
The serpent in the cooperative keep two or three weeks, and then released into the wild. In rare cases, reptiles condemned to a life in captivity until his death. The day one irulas family can catch about 15 cobras, so that the cooperative is working very successfully.
It is interesting that they themselves do not trust irulas serum made by physicians. In cases of bites they drink special herbal tea prepared from an ancient recipe. In addition, the broth they regularly give their children to have a young age became immune. Irulas assure that means really save us from snake venom, as due to its use of the bite of a cobra survived more than a dozen local residents.
Hunters in the snakes out of the tribe irulas.