IN PICTURES: Italy’s annual snake festival

IN PICTURES: Italy’s annual snake festival

Every May 1st, the town of Cocullo in Abruzzo carries out a slithery ritual: the Festa dei Serpari or Serpent Festival, which sees locals parade the streets with scores of specially caught snakes.

Snake show: Rome embraces history’s wiliest beast

Snake show: Rome embraces history’s wiliest beast

Snakes slither over May Day celebrations

Snakes slither over May Day celebrations

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