Kottayam: Vava Suresh, the popular snake catcher of Kerala, caught three cobras from Areekkara here on Tuesday. The cobras have been posing threat to the residents. He caught the snakes from the plot owned by Thomas.
Three days back, the natives were in panic after some of them found two snakes mating here. They sprinkled kerosene to keep the snakes away from their land. On Monday afternoon, they found a cobra beneath a rock at the same place. As sensing the presence of people in the area, the snake went hidden under the rock.
Following this, the people sought help from Vava Suresh to catch venomous snakes.
Vava Suresh arrived here on Monday around 10.30 at night. Though Suresh made an attempt to manually remove the rock, he failed in it. Later, a JCB was brought to the spot and rock was removed.
Following the removal, snakes started coming out one by one. After catching the two, though Vava Suresh assumed that there will be no more snakes in the area, another huge snake was found under another rock.
It is learnt that two male snakes and one female snake were caught from the place.
“This huge snake might be 10 years old and another two are 6 or 7 years old,” said Vava Suresh.
He completed the mission by 1.45 am on Tuesday. The snake catcher returned with the three cobras from Kotttayam.