Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Worse Than My Worst Nightmare
Saw this article and cringe at the thought...Is it just me?
Escaped snakes take over town
"Terrified householders had to abandon an entire town after 3,000 illegally bred king cobra eggs hatched out and gave their owner the slip.
The eggs - bred to supply the traditional health industry - had been stored in a cage in a house in Xianling, south west China.
But the newly hatched snakes escaped through a hole in their enclosure and took over the entire town.
"We don't really know how many survived but we caught 170 of them so we think a lot are still missing," said a police spokesman.
King cobras - which as adults can reach 18ft in length -are among the most deadly snakes in the world and can kill a man with a single bite.
Illegal breeder Cai Yong is now facing jail for breeding venomous snakes without a licence."