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L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country in connection with a parcel from Hong Kong that was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on March 2 containing the 2-foot (0.61 meter)-long snakes concealed inside the canisters. Three albino Chinese…

King cobra drinks water from bottle in mind-boggling video

A poisonous king cobra was captured on cobra drinking water from a bottle to quench its thirst. The footage was recorded in drought-hit Karnataka’s Kaiga in India. The venomous snake entered the village in its quest for water and was seen hovering around a water dispenser. The village called in forest officials and the police for help. After the thirsty reptile was rescued, one of the brave officials extended a bottle of water. To everyone’s surprise, the exhausted snake drank the water from the bottle.