scorpion wine - laos

Scorpion in Lao-Lao bottle (rice alcohol) - Whisky village, near Pak Ou caves - Luang Prabang (Laos)

If you can identify the species of scorpion, please post a comment.­

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Louangphabang, Laos

Photos taken in Laos

Photos of "Snake Wine" bottles (in Vietnamese: rượu rắn) containing snakes (often Cobra) and various other animals (lizards, centipeded, scorpions etc).­ I took those photos in Vietnam and Laos.­

Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage that includes a whole snake in the bottle.­

It is also prepared using other criters, preferably venimous, e.­g.­ Scorpions, centipedes, geckos, wasps, and I have even seen one made with black birds.­

Snake Wine is a specialty of Vietnam and Laos.­

You can find more information about Snake Wine in this Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Snake_­wine