Shikshan Mandal Snake Park

Dholgarwadi, Kolhapur, Maharshtra
July 2005


  • Three cobras, a python and other snakes were kept in dilapidated wooden boxes that had been placed in deep pits.
  • Live chickens, frogs, rats and other animals were tossed into the boxes for the snakes to kill.
  • There was no security to keep schoolchildren and other visitors away from the snakes.
  • The snakes displayed repetitive, agitated movements.