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Have You Seen This? Snake massage

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - May 23, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.



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PHILIPPINES — This is something taken directly from my nightmares.

Apparently tourists are opting to have giant snakes placed directly on their bodies for fun. At the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines, visitors can "relax" by having four burmese pythons slither around on top of them as they please.

You can see the huge muscles of the snakes pulsing as they give tourists a "massage." The zookeeper says workers feed the snakes right before they bring them out, but I have a deep suspicion that the pythons still want to give the squeeze of death to any living specimen they encounter.

The snake's names — Michelle, Walter, EJ and Daniel — sound innocent enough, but I still don't want to be friends. The massage lasts 15 minutes and visitors are instructed not to shout or blow on the snakes during the massage so the snakes won't think the people are prey or predators, according to Yahoo News.

"At first, visitors feel fear but most of the guests who try the snake massage say that they like it," Zoo manager Giovanni Romarate told Yahoo News. "It's like getting a hand massage. You get to enjoy the cold grip of our snakes."

I'm sorry, but there is absolutely nothing you could ever do to convince me to subject myself to this sort of treatment. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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