Adquet 2

Jum 4

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

PhotoSpeak: Cebu City Zoo Offers Snake Massage with Giant Pythons; Do You Have The Heart?

'Safe': Still, each python is fed 10 or more chickens beforehand, to curb any hunger pangs
Giz a kiss: A visitor to Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines enjoys its unique snake massage, dished out by four pythonsA little help, please? Four keepers keep a watchful eye as their snakes massage a punter

Nothing could be more relaxing than a deep muscle massage. But what if that massage was being dished out by four deadly giant Burmese pythons?

More Pics after the cut..................
That's the unique experience that visitors to the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines are queuing up for - and it is free for anyone who's brave enough to try it.
The Pythons - named Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel - are taken out of their cages and placed one at a time on top of visitors, who lie down on a bamboo bed near the zoo's main entrance.

Under the watchful eye of zookeepers, the snakes slowly slither across their patient's body for up to 15 minutes. 
But it's not for the faint of heart - Burmese pythons can quickly squeeze their victims to death. And with four of the 5m-long snakes weighing a combined 250kg, there is no escape once the 'treatment' starts.

Show no fear: The Burmese pythons - named Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel - are taken out of their cages and placed one at a time on top of visitors, who lie down on a bamboo bed near the zoo's main entrance
Trapped: With a combined weight of 250kg, there is no escape from the snakes once the 'treatment' starts
Trapped: With a combined weight of 250kg, there is no escape from the snakes once the 'treatment' starts
Relaxing? The slithering motion is said to be therapeutic and calming; flicking tongues offer a tickling sensation
Relaxing? The slithering motion is said to be therapeutic and calming; flicking tongues offer a tickling sensation


Post a Comment