Famous snake rescuer Naresh met a tragic end after he was bitten by a cobra he had rescued earlier in the day. Naresh had dedicated his life to rescuing and relocating snakes.
On Tuesday morning, Naresh responded to a distress call from a concerned resident in the Chikkamagalur district. He arrived at the location to rescue the cobra sighted near a residential area and captured the reptile. Later he secured it in the storage compartment of his scooter.
However, the captured cobra bit Naresh while he attempted to release it in a safe environment later that evening.
Local residents rushed Naresh to the nearest hospital for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, despite best efforts, Naresh tragically passed away before reaching the hospital.
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Naresh had been a dedicated snake rescuer in Chikkamagaluru and the surrounding areas for the past 25 years.