In a hilly village in Kerala’s Kannur, three passionate conservationists stood guard over king cobra eggs for over a hundred days, till they hatched. The men managed to get locals involved as well, convincing them not to destroy the numerous eggs laid by a king cobra sometime in May.
Chandran MP, a member of the Forest Department’s Rapid Response Force, got a panic call on April 22 after a cobra was spotted in Kottiyoor.
Vijay Neelakantan and Gowri Shankara were with Mr Chandran and eventually spotted the king cobra’s nest and eggs. Experts say this was likely the mother king cobra’s first nesting, and she may have abandoned the eggs out of fear, after being spotted.
“There was no …