Snakes plays an important role for maintaining a balanced eco-system.  

People often kill snakes if they enter their homes. But now things are gradually changing in some parts of upper Assam after Devojit Moran, a conservationist hailing from Tinsukia district in Assam, and his team started creating awareness on snake conservation.  

Thus far, Devojit Moran and his team have rescued over 100 poisonous snakes from various locations in Tinsukia district and released them in the wild.  

Moran is also known as “snake catcher” in the area because he very easily catches snakes and release them into the wild. 

Recently, Devojit Moran rescued a King Cobra from Koliamati area near Kakojan forest and released it into the wild.  

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“So far, I have rescued many poisonous snakes from different areas of Tinsukia and released them in the wild. Not only snakes, I have rescued many animals also from different locations of Tinsukia and successfully released them in the wild in presence of forest department officials,” Moran said. 

Moran said, “On the first occasion we spotted a Pit Viper in Digboi, which was later rescued and released in the forest. Snakes are very important for a balanced eco-system.” 

“Many people call us during night to rescue snakes from their house. We have rescued many snakes from the residents of people during night. I have taken training from Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to catch snakes,” Moran said. 

Devojit Moran, secretary of Green Bud Society, an environmental NGO is active in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district. 

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com