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Snakebite Mitigation

Training rural communities in snake-bite prevention, and management.

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Crocodile Conflict Mitigation

Working inclusively with people who share habitats with crocodiles.

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Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation

Working extensively on rehabilitation of injured, ill, displaced and orphan wildlife.

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Snake hooks and baggers

Snake hooks (India)

Snake hooks are a tool for field herpetologists, rescuers, and enthusiasts for catching or handling (venomous) snakes for various reasons. Do NOT try to catch or handle snakes without proper training. Don’t unnecessarily risk your’s and others’ lives, and give the defensive snake (that may bite you) a bad name.

Please also note that all Indian snakes are protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (amended 2006). You must have proper permissions and approvals (from local forest department) before handling snakes.

Follow safety protocols at all times. Make sure you have proper training is safe handling of venomous snakes before you attempt to catch one. Here are some important documents that you can refer:

  1. Snake rescuer manual 2018 by NAJA India
  2. Snake-bite prevention measures.

Collapsible big hook | Perfect for urban rescuers and field herpetologists

Snake hook | Naja India

Aluminium alloy shaft and stainless steel hook – 24 inches when retracted, 42 inches when extended.

Mini hook (For saw-scaled vipers, small pit vipers and young ones of other species)

Snake hook | Naja India


Snake bagger

Snake bagger is a special equipment used for quick and safe bagging of snakes, especially venomous snakes. Most handlers struggle during bagging process, trying to set up the ‘open’ mouth of the bag for the snake to enter. The manual process greatly compromises safety of the handler and others, specially when the freshly caught snake is freaked out and is constantly trying to escape. The bagger on the other hand makes this job very easy and safe.

Snake hook | Naja India

The triangular frame is made of stainless steel and the collapsible shaft is made of aluminium alloy.

The bagger has a bag attached to the triangular frame keeping the mouth comfortably open for the snake to enter with ease.

The bag attached to the bagger is specially designed to fit with ease.

These bags are available separately. It is important to understand that this method works well if the bag doesn’t carry stress pheromones from a previously rescued snake. If you are a active snake rescuer, you will need to keep several cloth bags (for rotational use), and keep washing them after rescues. Otherwise, snakes will not enter willingly.


For inquiry and/or to place an order, please write to us on Naja.herpetology@gmail.com.