Professional Snake-Catchers

Professional Snake-Catchers

Slide No. 46

The two men in this picture are not snake-charmers exhibiting their skill for the amusement of people. Loo Choo is famous for its poisonous snakes and the Japanese government pays a liberal bounty for each one killed. These two men are professional snakecatchers. Please save, however, any shudders this picture may give you. They are handling the perfectly harmless snakes which do the island a great deal of benefit as rat-catchers.



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