Monitor lizard poachers on the prowl in Srisailam forest
The Times of India Hyderabad|October 03, 2020
With demand for monitor lizard’s genitals going up in the wake of the pandemic, poachers are on the prowl in the Nallamala forest tracts in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
​​​​​​​U.Sudhakarreddy

Hyderabad

Known as ‘hatha jodi’, the genitals of a male monitor lizard are sold as a plant product having magical powers by the poachers. Recently, Karnataka forest department officials arrested a gang of poachers with hatha jodi. During the interrogation, the poachers told officials that their source of operation is the dense Srisailam forest.

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