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Non-Chelonian reptiles in the markets

Naja naja - Indian cobra

100 RMB/Kg ($13 US)

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, ? Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, ? Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam


Along with the hundred pace viper, these were available extensively throughout the Guangzhou Chao Tou market.  Though we didn't see anyone working these snakes, the mortality rate is only around 10% although local tissue loss can be quite extensive.  




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