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Snake-catchers in India harvest venom to save lives

An extractor collecting venom from a cobra.

A saw- scaled viper caught by Kali, a snake-catcher.

Chengalpettu, India

A SMALL scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

Their skills, passed from generation to generation of the Irula tribe that...

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