My Story: I Dropped-Out Of College & Have Now Rescued More Than 6000 Reptiles

The Logical Indian Crew

May 14th, 2018 / 8:30 AM

“Since childhood I was curious to know about animals. While kids of my age would play with each other, I would observe and play with animals and birds. I secretly used to keep snakes, lizards, scorpions at my house and my parents never used to know about it as these reptiles don’t make any noise. For nights I would observe their behavior and note down every small activity and movement they would do. I had made charts, diagrams and structures which would help me understand animals in a more better way.

One fine day my parents found out everything and also I wasn’t aware about the Wildlife Protection Act which didn’t allow us to keep certain species of animals at home. Gradually time passed by but my passion for wildlife animals still remained the same but I didn’t have proper counselling who could guide me to choose a field that could help me convert my passion for wildlife animals into profession, so, I went with my second-best guess and entered in the field of computers. Two years into the graduation and I realized that this is not where my heart lies. I left the graduation and started working with a wildlife animal organisation in the city for which I used to volunteer earlier. I started working in the city as a wildlife rehabilitator and conducted many rescue operations. I specialized in working with crocodilians and venomous snakes.

My passion for reptiles and animals took me to United States to Thailand, Sri Lanka to Bhutan and many other countries. I have also worked with many international as well as national organisations. Over the period of years, I have worked with more than 100 species and have rescued more than 6000 reptiles.

There has been this one time when I was very nervous as I had catch Gharials from the river Chambal for a research project and fit radio transmitters on them to monitor their activity. I found one 17.6 feet long Gharial, which was a huge reptile and an endangered species and one of the largest crocodilian in the world. I caught him and brought him safely on land and then we fitted transmitter on him and then safely freed him back in the river without any scratch on his body. This project was one of the most nerve wrecking project of my life.

Any Message?
There is a huge need to understand that we share this earth with many other species. We should learn to co-exist with them and make sure that they too get proper environment to live.”


Story: Soham Mukherjee


Story of the day: Soham Mukherjee “Since childhood I was curious to know about animals. While kids of my age would…

Posted by Humans Of Amdavad on Friday, December 22, 2017


Story By – Humans Of Amdavad | Pray Bavishi

If you too have an inspiring story to tell the world, send us your story at [email protected]


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by :

Related Stories

Automobile Sales Dropped By 16%, Car Companies To Cut Down Production; Economists Say Worrying Sign

Praveen Ranjan Auto Driver

Delhi Woman Recalls How An Auto Driver Not Only Dropped Her Safely At Midnight, Even Refused To Take Fare

Sambhaji Bhide Case

Rioting Cases Against Sambhaji Bhide & Hundreds Of Right Wing Activists Dropped By Maharashtra Police, Says RTI

Lateral Entry Joint Secretary Post

Govt Receives Over 6000 Applications For 10 Joint Secretary Posts Through ‘Lateral Entry’

Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrims

Sushma Swaraj Intervenes, More Than 100 Out Of 1500 Stranded Indian Pilgrims Rescued From Nepal

Corruption Charges Against Dr Kafeel Khan Dropped; Murder Charges Still Remain

Latest on The Logical Indian

Awareness

Fifth Consecutive Term For Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik; What Makes Him So Popular?

News

How NaMo Stole The Show And Why Its Not A Surprise

Opinion

NDA 2.0: What It Means For India’s Environment?

My Story

My Story: “Why Are Offices Ignorant About The Pain We Go Through While Menstruating”

Get Inspired

Every Vote Counts: The Story Of A Polling Team That Went Missing For Almost A Month

Awareness

With 9 Million People Migrating Across States Annually, What Govt Must Do To Protect Their Rights

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.