The interactive session organized yesterday by Coorg Wildlife Society, in association with Lions Club, Siddapur, was attended by snake catchers and rescuers from all over Coorg. A power point presentation was provided with details on identification and proper handling and release of the rescued snakes. The issues faced by them during the rescue was discussed as all of them catch and rescue snakes out of passion for snakes and not for monetary gain. Participants were given a certificate and a complimentary book about the Snakes of Coorg, to be used a a field guide.
The rescuers who participated in the session are Sharath Kant from Gonikoppal , Ponnira Gagan from Bittangala, Suresh Poojari from Nellihudikeri, C.A. Somanna from Nemmale, M.D. Somaiah from Nemmale, Santosh Naidu from Gonikoppal, Prajwal Kumar from Murnad, Belliappa B.S. from Murnad, Sajeer T.A. from Ammathi, Sathish K.G. from Ammathi, Rajesh N.R. from Ammathi, Raghu B. from Somwarpet, S Manu Bopanna from Chembebellur, Naveen K.B. from Ponnampet, Naveen Bave from Gonikoppal and Yadu Kumar from Madikeri.
The program ended with a thank you note from the Vice President, Mr. Bose Madappa.
Members present were Mr. K.A. Chengappa (President), Mr. Bose Madappa (Vice President), Col. C.P. Muthanna (Former President), Mr. Naveen Bopaiah, Mr. Pattada Bopanna, Mr. Pattada Shyam Aiyappa, Mr. Vishal Ponnappa, Mr. C.P. Aiyappa and Mrs.& Mr. K.A. Vijay