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Welcome to China's 'Snake Village': A slideshow
A small farm town is "raking in the yuan" by raising millions of slithering, poisonous reptiles that become food, wine, virility drugs, and more
Snake carcasses left to air-dry in China. REUTERS/Aly Song
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hough snakes rank among nature's most unnerving, repellent creatures, they're the main attraction in one Chinese farm town — and the anchor of the local economy. Zisiqiao, a "sleepy" enclave in China's eastern Zhejiang, has been dubbed "snake village," say Royston Chan and Aly Song at Reuters. Farming families there raise and breed millions of snakes — many of them poisonous — for food, traditional medicine, and tourist spectacle. Here's a glimpse into this fang-fixated town...

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