|Snake handler Roum Phanith, 18, keeps an eye |
on whopping python ‘bride’ Chamroeun, who
dwarfs the ‘groom’ selected for her during an
unusual ceremony in Kandal province’s Sa’ang
district yesterday. Photo by: Heng Chivoan
Pythons tie the knot
Monday, 03 January 2011 20:53 Roth Meas
Hundreds of villagers in Kandal province yesterday celebrated an unusual and somewhat mismatched “marriage” between two snakes.
The newlywed pythons are four-metre-long female Chamroeun, who tips the scales at 90 kilogrammes, and Ar Krong Pich, who weighs 20 kilogrammes and is a quarter as long as his new “wife”.
The ceremony, held in Sa’ang district’s Svay Ralum commune, was conducted to ward off what villagers believe is impending bad luck.