King Cobra Conservation

King cobra on fire. Thailand.
A large king cobra 3+ meters being thrown on a fire to be eaten by villagers.

This photo is from 2001, but it shows the attitude some people have for king cobras – the top of the food chain becomes king cobra dinner. This snake was beaten and then shot with a gun to kill it before being thrown on the fire. Apparently he shared the meal with others in the village. Photo: Ken Duong.

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