Vasudeo Wade

Vasundhara Mitra

Among the snake lovers in the Jalgaon district, Vasudeo Wade has gained special respect due to his prompt service. His affection for animals and birds started from early childhood. When he was studying at Nahata College in Bhusawal, he used to dissect frogs and rats. One day he dissected a snake that led to his curiosity. In 1991, he settled in Jalgaon for to serve and started environmental studies. Many snakes are killed in Jalgaon city and this gets him upset. In 2009, he came in contact with the Wildlife Protection Institute and studied the proper way to catch a snake. In the last 10 years he has saved roughly 1500 to 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 and Kawadya and released them in the forest.