A fascinating piece from 1904 on snakes’ reputed power to hypnotize their prey: http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19040829.2.110Courtesy Aaron Ullrey
Nag Pancami controversy over worship of live snakes: http://www.punemirror.in/pune/others/Worship-of-live-cobras-a-crime-HC/articleshow/38562934.cms Courtesy Lance Nelson (RISA Listserv)
Recent audio story from BBC Outlook about an out-of-work snake charmer from Bangladesh: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0230t1g? Courtesy Alexander von Rospatt
BBC report on the Million Death Study in India, including reference to the latest reliable estimate of snakebite deaths in India: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022gsbg Courtesy Alexander von Rospatt
A new biomedical development for treating snakebite (somewhat over-hyped though): http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2013/07/29/first-aid-snakebite-drug-could-save-thousands-of-lives/#.Ufvfr6zlf2x Courtesy Robert Bloodgood