Snake Charmers

15 Jun

So watching Real Housewives of New York this week got me interested in snake charming. Did you catch that episode? Anywayssss…I did a little research:

Snake charmers typically lead a wandering existence. The snakes they use usually die quickly because they have their mouths sewn shut with just a small slit left open so their tongues can flicker (which is why that one snake was drooling! not normal) or they have their venom glands removed. Another way they train their snakes, is to have them bite at hard objects so that the snake quickly learns that biting, will only hurt them.  Sounds kind of mean to me, but I guess this is true for the majority of animals we humans force to perform.

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