The birthplace of modern agriculture is now the birthplace of snakes. Good luck with that. Tonight I'm going to watch an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, so my life ain't great either.
Swarms of snakes are attacking people and cattle in southern Iraq as the Euphrates and Tigris rivers dry up and the reptiles lose their natural habitat among the reed beds.
"People are terrified and are leaving their homes," says Jabar Mustafa, a medical administrator, who works in a hospital in the southern province of Dhi Qar. "We knew these snakes before, but now they are coming in huge numbers. They are attacking buffalo and cattle as well as people." Doctors in the area say six people have been killed and 13 poisoned.
Jun 15, 2009
Then Throw in Some Snakes....
I couldn't figure out what Iraq was missing. It's got rampant disease and infection, war, horrible heat....but it was missing something. Snakes! A plague of snakes!
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