Driver Busted With 53 Cobras: Cops
Their meat is a delicacy in Vietnam
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2013 10:57 AM CDT
A car in Vietnam was carrying 53 king cobras, police say.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A driver in Vietnam was arrested over some unusual cargo. His car was slithering with snakes—53 cobras in green sacks, to be specific, police say. The driver reported being paid less than $50 to haul the animals, whose meat is a delicacy in the country, the AP reports. If that was to be their fate, their future has improved considerably: Police took them to a wildlife rescue center, and they're due to be released into the wild.

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K.KRANK
Apr 22, 2013 8:12 PM CDT
Boy that makes me wonder, what does pho soup with cobra meat in it taste like?
GeorgeL
Apr 22, 2013 1:44 PM CDT
I'll bet those snakes were about to have a hisssssssssy fit!
BuffaloJack
Apr 22, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
A wildlife refuge? Really? Why couldn't they just finish delivering the poisonous reptiles to the restaurant rather than free them where they'd be a danger to the peasants?