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Death in the long grass: Myanmar's snake bite menace

Date:
June 11, 2014
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The snake charmer at Yangon zoo says his magical tattoos protect him from venom -- but Myanmar has one of the highest mortality rates from snake bites in the world. Duration 02:23 Video provided by AFP


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