Apart from kraits, redtail pit vipers and copperheads, a four-meter-long king cobra weighing nearly 17 kilograms at Dong Tam 2 Snake Farm in Phu Quoc City in Vietnam’s Kien Giang Province is luring crowds of tourists.
Visiting the snake farm in Suoi Da Hamlet in Duong Ta Commune, Phu Quoc City, Nguyen Thi Thu Duong, a tourist coming from Hanoi, said that she was surprised at the king cobra’s length and large size.
“The king cobra is so big. It is necessary to take care of the snake carefully to attract many visitors, especially those who desire to learn about the rare snake,” said Dung.
Nguyen Tan Loc, an employee at the snake farm, said that the farm is conserving and nourishing seven types of snakes, including four venomous species such as krait, redtail pit viper, copperhead and king cobra.
|The king cobra has a big head. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre|
The farm expects to show residents on Phu Quoc Island which snakes are poisonous and instruct them how to protect themselves from a snake.
The king cobra was brought from Dong Tam 1 Snake Farm in Tien Giang Province to Phu Quoc to serve tourists and learners, according to Loc.
“We preserve and look after these snakes, apart from offering tourism products, to give a chance to tourists to know which snakes still exist on the island.
"The farm welcomes some 40,000 domestic and international tourists each year,” he said.
|With its length of four meters, the king cobra curls itself up and hugs a pile of stones in its cage. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre|
|A photo of a tour guide at Dong Tam 2 Snake Farm in Phu Quoc City introducing the king cobra’s food which is other snakes. The farm feeds the cobra one or two times a week. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre|
|Dong Tam 2 Snake Farm in Phu Quoc City is nourishing multiple types of snakes. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre|
|Tourists visit Dong Tam 2 Snake Farm to learn about snakes. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre|
|A model of a snake on display at Dong Tam 2 Snake Farm. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre|
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