ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Doused Cobra, Leopard Cub, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Doused Cobra, Leopard Cub, More
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Allahabad, India, August 6, 2008—A cobra is doused with a milk offering—thought to protect the snake from evil—during the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, which is dedicated to the worship of snakes.

Cobras are venomous snakes that feed on rodents, lizards, and frogs. Snake charmers and their cobras abound during the festival.
—Photograph by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
 
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