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2011-04-14 13:07:43

Officials in New Delhi have injected microchips into snakes in an attempt to regulate the snake charmers in India. Delhi's forest department chief Deepak Shukla said Wednesday that the chips will allow officials to ascertain whether individual snakes have been registered by their owners. India implemented laws in the late 1990s proscribing the commercial use of wild animals, including performances with lives snakes.  The state government in Delhi offered an amnesty for charmers in...


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2007-02-12 21:41:13

The Indian Cobra or Spectacled Cobra, Naja naja, is a species of venomous snake native to the Indian subcontinent. The Indian Cobra is one of the four most venomous snakes in India, but is accountable for few human fatalities. Like other cobras, the Indian cobra is famous for its threat display involving raising the front part of its body and spreading its hood. On the rear of this hood are two circular patterns connected by a curved line, evoking the image of spectacles. On average, the...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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