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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cobras and Humans Living in Harmony...

Almost, if you don't count the dozen villagers a year dying from snakebite.

The village of Choto Pashla, West Bengal, India, has an estimated one snake per two villagers (6,000 villagers total) living together. The snakes are mostly cobras. The villagers are Hindu, and worship the snakes as representatives of a snake goddess. Any snakebites are treated with traditional remedies. (News source.)

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