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Myanmar Buddhist temple now a nirvana for snakes

MYANMAR: Crossing a bridge to the middle of a lake in Myanmar's Yangon region, pilgrims arrive at a temple to pin their hopes on the pythons slinking across the temple's floors and draped across windows. "People come here because they believe that their prayers will be fulfilled when they ask for something," said Sandar Thiri, a nun residing at the Baungdawgyoke pagoda –- dubbed the "snake temple" by locals. "The rule is that people can only ask for one thing, not many things," she said. "Don't be greedy." Many…

Dog nearly dies in clutches of huge python, but something unusual happens next!

A dog was held tightly under the clutches of a huge python that coiled around the pooch and tried to crush it to death. But it didn’t end the way everything might be expecting. In a heroic act, three men saved a dog from the python. The brave act was filmed on camera and shared on Twitter on Sunday by a user named Ken Rutkowski. The location of the incident is not clear. Although the dog was saved, the video has people on the micro-blogging site miffed. The footage showed a man pulling out the coiled reptile…

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

JAKARTA: An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi. "Residents were suspicious the snake swallowed the victim, so they killed it, then carried it out of the garden," said local police chief…