Deadly danger lurks in Snake Town
Ewwwwwww. What’s up with that photo, Blog Guy? It’s kind of creepy.
Oh, whew. For a minute there I thought it might be something weird. I’m looking for a job myself. You think Snake Town is hiring?
Probably, but I can’t recommend it. Looks like pretty dangerous work.
Ah, because of the chance a venomous snake will bite me and I’ll die before I can get medical attention?
Then you mean because a constrictor might wrap itself around me and slowly crush the very life out of me?
No, not that.
Then what is it, Blog Guy?
Look at this photo on the left. You’d have to work with a cigarette smoker. That second-hand smoke will kill you.
Top: Yang Hongchang, boss of a snake rearing company, eats a snake at a restaurant in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province, June 15, 2011. Residents of Zisiqiao Village, also known as the snake town, raise over three million snakes a year for food and medicinal proposes.
Right and left: Yang Hongchang holds snakes at the snake farm.
REUTERS photos by Aly Song