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Meet the Cobra Queen's HISSmates! Woman shares home with hundreds of SNAKES02:28

Meet the Cobra Queen's HISSmates! Woman shares home with hundreds of SNAKES

China, Chongqing
December 10, 2017 at 09:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hu Xiaoxia went about her daily tasks as a snake breeder at her farm in Chongqing, Saturday.

Hu Xiaoxia, known to locals as 'Cobra Queen,' started taking care of the farm in 2014, and has since bred up to 1,000 different snakes, among them a number of cobras.

“I need to clear the room of snakes first thing every morning and check the temperature and humidity," explained Hu Xiaoxia.

Hu Xiaoxia produces snake wine, which locals use to make medicinal liquor. Cobra skin is also considered a heat-clearing medicine in traditional Chinese medicine.

“The cobra is a hyper toxic animal. I am in touch with them every day. You should know what you are supposed to do if you are bitten. You should know how to protect yourself," stated Hu Xiaoxia.

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Hu Xiaoxia went about her daily tasks as a snake breeder at her farm in Chongqing, Saturday.

Hu Xiaoxia, known to locals as 'Cobra Queen,' started taking care of the farm in 2014, and has since bred up to 1,000 different snakes, among them a number of cobras.

“I need to clear the room of snakes first thing every morning and check the temperature and humidity," explained Hu Xiaoxia.

Hu Xiaoxia produces snake wine, which locals use to make medicinal liquor. Cobra skin is also considered a heat-clearing medicine in traditional Chinese medicine.

“The cobra is a hyper toxic animal. I am in touch with them every day. You should know what you are supposed to do if you are bitten. You should know how to protect yourself," stated Hu Xiaoxia.

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