Snake farm thrills – not sure though whether I’d wanna work there

Posted: March 15, 2009 in environment
Tags:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Snake Farm Makes Venom, Thrills“, posted with vodpod

Snakes really are magnificent creatures, and by and large they are quite harmless – even the most poisonous ones: if you leave them alone that is. Here in Australia we have many of the most dangerous snakes in the world, and though some of them live in our garden, I’ve hardly seen any in the last 12 years of living here. If you are careful, they’ll get out of your way long before you spot them – and why wouldn’t they given we as a species are not only physically much bigger than they are but also much more lethal. We have neighbours on both sides who unfortunately always kill a snake when they see one – a disgusting practice we haven’t been able yet to talk them out of. And while snake bites of course can be at least highly dangerous and debilitating, as this video shows, it is also great to see the respect and admiration shown by the snake handlers towards these beautiful creatures.

[Video by National Geographics]

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s