Vava Suresh (born 1974), is 41-years-old and a resident of Sreekaryam town in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district is an Indian wildlife conservationist and a snake expert. He is known for his missions for saving snakes straying into human inhabited areas in Kerala, India.
He is believed that “Rescuing snakes is not my profession. It is just everything for me,” says Suresh, who have captured and rescued more than 30,000 straying snakes.
He has been bitten 300 times by venomous snakes and bitten more than 3000 times by all types of snake and has been hospitalised several times. He has been on ventilator thrice and six times in ICU, mainly because he doesn’t use any type of safety equipments. Via youtube.
“The last 27 years, catching snakes and rescuing them by safely transporting them back to their natural habitat has been the sole obsession of my life,” he says in a telephonic interview.
His efforts to capture poisonous snakes from “Whenever I go to rescue snakes from people’s homes, 90 percent of the time I do not get paid for it,” human populated areas and to educate the people about snakes and their behavior is widely acknowledged.
”It is because those people are poor. How can I ask them for money? Snakes only enter into poor people’s homes. Have you ever seen a rich man’s house infested by snakes?” he says.