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29 August 2011

Charming snakes

It’s a peculiar way to spend a weekend perhaps, but snake handling has some unexpected health benefits.

When pitching the more…eccentric…story ideas at Health24, it’s necessary to persuade our editor that there’s a health angle in there somewhere. Snake handling, a skill I’d been feeling incomplete without, seemed a cinch as regards the health angle: they bite, don’t they?

I also felt Empowered. Confident. Serene. Those snakes had charmed me.

 
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