Posted on Saturday, 17 December, 2011 | 13 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: CC 3.0 Shell Kinney
The Agta Negritos people have had to combat attacks from huge reticulated pythons for years.
The hunter gatherer tribes themselves are criticially endangered due to colonists, mining companies and other industries pushing their ancient way of life to near extinction on Luzon Island. What came as a surprise however was the fact that the hunter gatherers of the tribe are attacked by enormous pythons on a regular basis, with the huge snakes growing up to 28ft in length. 26% of all the men in the tribe reported being attacked by a snake at one time or another and have scars to prove it.
"Humans have an ambivalent relationship with snakes."