Vietnam Police Seize 53 King Cobras From Car
Police officers in Vietnam made an unexpected discovery on Friday when they found and seized 53 King Cobra snakes from a car.
via Yahoo News
Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver.
Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center near the capital where they treated before being released into the wild.
King cobras are the world’s longest venomous snake, and grow up to 5.5 meters (18) feet.
The meat of the king cobras is considered a delicacy by some in Vietnam, where hunting and trading the snakes is banned.
Hanh said the car driver told officers he was paid to transport them. Local media reported he was paid under $50.
$50 to transport venomous snakes??? This dude was tripping…..