Irulas – the snake catchers of Tamil Nadu | Eco India | DW | 06.12.2021

Visit the new DW website

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.

  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages

Eco India

Irulas – the snake catchers of Tamil Nadu

The indigenous Irula people have been known for their skills in handling poisonous snakes for generations. Although becoming increasingly marginalized, those skills are still needed to deal with snakebites and extract venom.

Watch video 05:07