Vasudeo Wade

Vasundhara Mitra

Among the snake lovers in the Jalgaon district, Vasudev Wade has gained special respect due to his prompt service. His affection for animals and birds started from his childhood. When he was studying at Nahata College in Bhusawal he used to dissect frogs and rats. One day he dissected a snake and it increased his curiosity. In 1991 he got settled in Jalgaon for service and started environmental studies. Many snakes are killed in Jalgaon city and this gets him upset. At the same time (in 2009) he came in contact with wild life protection Institute and studied the proper way to catch a snake. In the last 10 years he has saved 1500-2000 snakes and left them in the wilderness in presence of the forest officers. He has caught rare snakes like Albino, Trinket, Eggs eater, Pateri & Kawadya and released them in forest.