‘Magic Pythons’ married in Cambodia to bring luck

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SVAY ROLUM, Cambodia (AP) - Hundreds of villagers in Cambodia have flocked to a wedding ceremony between a 16-foot, 200-pound female python and her slightly smaller snake mate.

Fortunetellers believe the pythons are magic snakes that bring prosperity and peace to the village.

The two-hour ceremony Monday ended with two Buddhist Monks blessing the snake couple as villagers showered them with flowers and wedding music played.

Most Cambodians, who are almost all Buddhists, also subscribe to Animism - a belief that spirits can inhabit all sorts of living and inanimate objects. Whenever an odd animal makes an appearance, it is cause for believers to celebrate.
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