In this video, M.R. Hari explains the logic behind the live-and-let-live policy he has adopted in the hilly plot he owns at Puliyarakonam. The stone walls put up by the earlier owner at various parts of the incline were perhaps part of an effort at terraced farming. The stone walls have not been plastered over, and have a lot of holes in them. He sees two advantages in that feature: one, the gaps permit rainwater to run off and prevent the walls from collapsing; two, they provide havens to small creatures including snakes, and minimize any confrontation with humans.
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