Snake Whisperer Is Best Friends With Cobras

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Snake whisperer Abu Zarin Hussin watches TV, plays soccer and reads bedtime stories to his 14ft venomous King Cobras. Despite being bitten eight times – once almost fatally – and ending up in a coma twice, Abu is totally devoted to his scaly friends, and has no intention of ever giving up his perilous pets.

The 32-year-old, from Kelantan, Malaysia, followed in the footsteps of his snake handler father and became a specialist snake handler in the fire service. But despite the love for his work, Abu accepts that snake handling is not for the fainthearted.

He said: “The pain from a snake bite is very severe to the point that you can’t even describe it.“The worst bite would have to be the eighth time. I did not realise that the snake was bleeding from its head.

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As well as educating others, Abu makes sure to follow all of the safety precautions before allowing anyone to take photos or ‘pet’ his venomous snakes; King, Chip and Cik Din.

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