From KATHMANDU…Hundreds of snakes have invaded camps housing Nepal’s former Maoist fighters, infuriating their top leader, the state-run RSS news agency said Wednesday.

Maoist Chief Prachanda accused the government of ignoring the maintenance of the camps, set up under a peace deal in November that ended a decade-old civil war in which thousands of people died.

“More than 700 snakes have been killed in a cantonment,” RSS quoted Prachanda as saying.

There are 28 camps housing 31,000 ex-guerrillas under United Nations monitoring.

Prachanda did not say if any of the former guerrillas had been bitten by snakes.

Nepal is a Hindu-majority country and Hindus consider snakes holy. Lord Shiva, one of the trinity of Hindu gods, is shown in pictures with a snake as his garland.


Thank you Reuthers for this story
Baby Boomers…I don’t know about you…but I DO NOT LIKE SNAKES!

It seems these snakes are Copperheads which are poisonous here in the States.

It gives me goose bumps to think about over 700 snakes slithering around…YIPES!

If I lived over there I would have a couple of Mongooses as pets!

Smiles and world peace,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~