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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur:

These two snake charmers were showing off their beautiful cobras which seem to be dancing to the tune of their wind instruments at the entrance of 'Jantar Mantar' the observatory.

Info from Wikipedia: Many snake charmers live a wandering existence, visiting towns and villages on market days and during festivals. With a few rare exceptions, however, they typically make every effort to keep themselves from harm's way. For one, the charmer typically sits out of biting range, and his animal is sluggish and reluctant to attack anyway. More drastic means of protection include removing the creature's fangs or venom glands, or even sewing the snake's mouth shut. The most popular species are those native to the snake charmer's home region, typically various kinds of cobra, though vipers and other types are also used.

There are many pictures of these Snake charmers and their snakes in the web.They seem to attract anyone who visits this place, including me.So here goes my share of salute to those men and their pets.

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