Man hunts huge sanke

Most countries in Africa are currently undergoing a period of recession where poverty and hunger, brought on by bad governance, are the order of the day.

Families go hungry on a daily basis and the numbers of people committing suicide due to hardship and failed business ventures are so high.

In rapidly growing nations like Nigeria, one of the most affect by this poverty and bad governance in Africa, a new trend has arisen. This trend is, everything caught by hunters in the bush or the sea is butchered and eaten as food. From whales to dolphins, sea turtles and seals to rare antelope and elephants. Nothing is spared.

The most common prey seems to be snakes, though. Huge tracts of the natural rainforest are being destroyed by the day both for firewood and to create more land for cheap housing projects and farms.

Consequently, the natural habitats of animals such as the huge African python are being eradicated so fast, most of these monster snakes now find themselves moving into people's homes and farms standing where the rainforest used to be. These animals are then shot or butchered with sharp weapons.

Sometimes, those who capture these animals eat them but since pythons are considered a delicacy by some African tribes, its flesh is often sold for a lot of money in the markets.

The images you see are that of a man with a monster python around his neck. He is very poor and so is trying to sell the snake he captured and killed directly to wealthy car owners in the streets of Lagos.

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