The Big Four Venomous Snakes of India

While filming on location in India, the Snake Rescue Call Team set out to find four venomous snake species which are responsible for causing the greatest number of medically significant human snakebites in the country. These four species are collectively referred to as the “Big Four” and include the Indian cobra (Naja naja), common krait (Bungarus caeruleus), Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) and the saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus).

During our travels, we were able to observe and film three of the four species:

Indian cobra (Naja naja)
Common krait (Bungarus caeruleus)
Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii)

Photos: Living Zoology Film Studio

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