snake wine - jar with king cobra (ophiophagus hannah) - vietnam

Snake wine (Vietnam)

The snake in the jar is a King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah).­ Ironically, this species feeds principally upon other snakes - Ophiophagus means 'eater of snakes'.­

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Route 6, Sơn La, Son La, Vietnam

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

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

has this been tested on rats?
I've just come back from Vietnam holiday and actually had King Cobra ^_^
this is kinda cool ^_^
hi, when i post on twitter via echo (i am twitter user "loupiote"), i see that on my twitter : loupioteI just commented "just managed to sell some of those snake photos to a video..." on [url removed - click "Add a Comment" to view url] ... 21 minutes ago from JS-Kit my suggestion is to replace "I just commented" by "commented", ir even remove it completely, so that the actual text of the posting could be longer before it is clipped. -t
wow dats crazy