Visiting China’s ‘snake village’ of Zisiqiao

Mar 14, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - It is a sleepy village with a deadly secret. A couple of decades ago, locals in Zisiqiao made a living from farming and fishing.

But now they rear snakes – among them pythons, vipers and cobras. There are three million snakes in total – leaving the locals outnumbered by the serpents by a ratio of almost 3,000 to one.

Step into any of the more than 100 snake farms in the village and you will see the snakes slithering about in small wooden boxes piled on top of each other.

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