Snake Village

  There is a “snake village” near the Great Pyramid on the outskirts of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. With its “human and snake coexistence” feature, the village attracts thousands of tourists every year, making it one of the wealthiest villages in Egypt.
  Snake Village is located on the banks of the Nile River. There are only more than 100 households in the village, and they have lived on snakes for generations. Here, there are all kinds of snakes: cobras, pit vipers, water snakes, green bamboo snakes, pythons… everything. Snakes in Snake Village are not afraid of people, and people are not afraid of snakes. Men, women and children of all ages are “friendly” with snakes; when people encounter snakes in the fields or around houses, they think they are lucky, so everyone is “happy when they see snakes.”
  It turns out that people here raise snakes as the main source of economic income. They use snake venom as medicine, which can be sold at high prices; snake skin can be used to make tambourine and waistbands; snake meat can be made into dishes and so on. In addition to the income of raising snakes themselves, attracting tourists with snakes and trading “snakes” with tourists can kill two birds with one stone, and the villagers have increased a lot of income for this.
  The Snake Village is truly unique and thus an eye-opener for tourists. In the village, tourists can see villagers play with snakes, and some use snakes to entertain their children. Some girls even let snakes wrap around their necks and waists to entertain tourists, which is a rare sight in other places. Of course, those snakes are non-venomous, and if they are poisonous, they are also “light-mouthed snakes” with their teeth pulled out.

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