Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

King Cobra Village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga in Tambon Sai Mun, Khon Kaen, Thailand

The strange custom of snake dancing and fighting began when a herb farmer began putting on shows to attract customers to the village, the art of breeding and training snakes has been nurtured ever since.

Rumour has it that some visitors have been killed during the shows. The snakes are supposedly not ‘milked’ (regular emptying of the poison glands), nor have the fangs been removed.

The king cobras venom paralyses its victims nervous system, normally killing a man within 15 minutes, with no doctor or pharmacy nearby, herbal medicines produced by mixing crushed leaves and lemon juice are the only treatment for those unlucky enough to get bitten.

 

deadly king cobra
The deadly king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. This species is the world’s longest venomous snake, with a length over 5.5 m
Cobra ready to strike, strange i didn't see this guy again ....
Cobra ready to strike, strange i didn’t see this guy again ….
high five with a deadly king cobra
high five with a deadly king cobra
looks like no more high fives
looks like no more high fives
Mr Vukjow Mare
Mr Vukjow Mare at the King Cobra Village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga
Cobra is thinking that hand looks tasty
Cobra is thinking that hand looks tasty
here's looking at you kid
here’s looking at you kid
can you smell that fresh mint i had?
can you smell that fresh mint i had?
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if you notice Mr Vukjow Mare right hand is missing a finger, he told me he lost it from a Cobra bite
mmm a yummy king cobra for lunch
mmm a yummy king cobra for lunch
blurry photo as the king Cobra heads straight for me .....
blurry photo as the king Cobra heads straight for me …..
Now the king Cobra wants his lunch ...
Now the king Cobra wants his lunch …

 

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