Shikshan Mandal Snake Park
Dholgarwadi, Kolhapur, Maharshtra
- 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.
The snakes’ pits do not have barriers or signboards, and children can be seen standing over the pits.