Sleeping with snakes

Not only does Manila's zoo owner Emmanuel Tangco handle snakes for a living, he also sleeps with them on occasion.

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A baby broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latipostris) is presented at the zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 29, 2012. Rio's zoo on Saturday will open an animal nursery to treat animals originary from Brazil in risk of extintion who were abandoned by their parents. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
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A baby broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latipostris) is presented at the zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 29, 2012. Rio's zoo on Saturday will open an animal nursery to treat animals originary from Brazil in risk of extintion who were abandoned by their parents. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
Yoko, a chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes), reacts after receiving a Christmas hamper, at Rio de Janeiro's zoo on December 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
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Yoko, a chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes), reacts after receiving a Christmas hamper, at Rio de Janeiro's zoo on December 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
Two lions are pictured at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany, on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ROLAND WEIHRAUCH
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Two lions are pictured at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany, on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ROLAND WEIHRAUCH
A ring-tailed lemur (L, Lemur catta) sniffs at a tomato frog (Dyscophus antongilii) during an animal inventory on December 27, 2012 at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany. During the annual inventory, all animals are counted, weighed and measured. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS
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A ring-tailed lemur (L, Lemur catta) sniffs at a tomato frog (Dyscophus antongilii) during an animal inventory on December 27, 2012 at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany. During the annual inventory, all animals are counted, weighed and measured. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS
"Argoun", a three-month-old Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is pictured during its first time out on July 11, 2012 at the zoo in Mulhouse, eastern France. Amur leopards population is estimated to about fifty in nature around the world. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON
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"Argoun", a three-month-old Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is pictured during its first time out on July 11, 2012 at the zoo in Mulhouse, eastern France. Amur leopards population is estimated to about fifty in nature around the world. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON
Swiss Shepherd dog, Talli, feeds orphaned tiger cubs and her own cubs in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on December 4, 2012. The little tigers, two male cubs, named Olymp and Dar and one female cub Talli, named after the adoptive mother, were born last month in the Oktyabrsky Zoo in Sochi but abandoned by their birth mother, tigress Bagira. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV
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Swiss Shepherd dog, Talli, feeds orphaned tiger cubs and her own cubs in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on December 4, 2012. The little tigers, two male cubs, named Olymp and Dar and one female cub Talli, named after the adoptive mother, were born last month in the Oktyabrsky Zoo in Sochi but abandoned by their birth mother, tigress Bagira. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV
A lion holds a "Christmas gift" during a photocall marking Christmas at the London Zoo in central London on December 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT
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A lion holds a "Christmas gift" during a photocall marking Christmas at the London Zoo in central London on December 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT
This undated handout photo received on December 7, 2012 from Auckland-based advertising agency DraftFCB shows "Monty" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP PHOTO / DraftFCB ---- EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DraftFCB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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This undated handout photo received on December 7, 2012 from Auckland-based advertising agency DraftFCB shows "Monty" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP PHOTO / DraftFCB ---- EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DraftFCB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Lance, an Aldabra Tortoise eats water melon at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on December 14, 2012. In the lead up to Christmas a selection of the zoo animals were challenged with Christmas-themed environmental enrichment activities. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD
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Lance, an Aldabra Tortoise eats water melon at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on December 14, 2012. In the lead up to Christmas a selection of the zoo animals were challenged with Christmas-themed environmental enrichment activities. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD
A young Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) swims in its outdoor enclosure on January 7, 2013 at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / ROLAND WEIHRAUCH
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A young Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) swims in its outdoor enclosure on January 7, 2013 at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / ROLAND WEIHRAUCH
A young girl is reflected in the glass as she views a Spot-Eye Cichlid fish at the Beijing Aquarium on January 21, 2013. The aquarium, the largest in China and shaped like a huge conch shell, houses more than 1,000 marine species and freshwater fish, was named by state media a "Beijing civilized tourist scenic spot". AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
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A young girl is reflected in the glass as she views a Spot-Eye Cichlid fish at the Beijing Aquarium on January 21, 2013. The aquarium, the largest in China and shaped like a huge conch shell, houses more than 1,000 marine species and freshwater fish, was named by state media a "Beijing civilized tourist scenic spot". AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
A woman dressed as a mermaid dives in a show pool at the Duesseldorf fairground during the Boot fair International Boat Show on January 23, 2013. The event, running from January 19 to January 27, features all boats, yachts, superyachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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A woman dressed as a mermaid dives in a show pool at the Duesseldorf fairground during the Boot fair International Boat Show on January 23, 2013. The event, running from January 19 to January 27, features all boats, yachts, superyachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
Acrobats of the Hungarian 'Golden Power' team perform on the circus floor of the Grand Circus of Budapest on January 11, 2013 during a rehearsal of the of a new production, title the 'Hungarian circus stars'. The premiere will be held on January 12. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK
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Acrobats of the Hungarian 'Golden Power' team perform on the circus floor of the Grand Circus of Budapest on January 11, 2013 during a rehearsal of the of a new production, title the 'Hungarian circus stars'. The premiere will be held on January 12. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK
With a Spiderman-costume, a student poses in front of a Toyota Mark-X based vehicle, designed by NATS (Japan Automobile Collage) students, displayed during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 exhibition at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba on January 11, 2013. A total of 452 domestic and foreign companies participated in the three-day-long custom car exhibition with some 800 vehicles on display. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
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With a Spiderman-costume, a student poses in front of a Toyota Mark-X based vehicle, designed by NATS (Japan Automobile Collage) students, displayed during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 exhibition at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba on January 11, 2013. A total of 452 domestic and foreign companies participated in the three-day-long custom car exhibition with some 800 vehicles on display. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
A seagull passes a girl preparing to refresh herself during 35C heat in Black Sea willage of Zatoka, some 60 km from the Ukrainian city of Odessa on August 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
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A seagull passes a girl preparing to refresh herself during 35C heat in Black Sea willage of Zatoka, some 60 km from the Ukrainian city of Odessa on August 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
A craftsman sits next to parts of a float for the"White Day" parade, part of the Carnival of Blacks and Whites in Pasto, Colombia, on January, 4, 2013. The Carnival of Blacks and Whites was declared by UNESCO as "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity", and is celebrated every year on the eve of the "Three Kings Day". AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO
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A craftsman sits next to parts of a float for the"White Day" parade, part of the Carnival of Blacks and Whites in Pasto, Colombia, on January, 4, 2013. The Carnival of Blacks and Whites was declared by UNESCO as "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity", and is celebrated every year on the eve of the "Three Kings Day". AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO
People look at the artwork "Cerf/Frec" by the artist Luc Dubosc on the Old Harbour on January 17, 2012 in Marseille during the Event "FunnyZoo" Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture. The event marks the start of a year, leading to a cultural renaissance in France's second-largest metropolitan area .AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
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People look at the artwork "Cerf/Frec" by the artist Luc Dubosc on the Old Harbour on January 17, 2012 in Marseille during the Event "FunnyZoo" Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture. The event marks the start of a year, leading to a cultural renaissance in France's second-largest metropolitan area .AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
Some riders in the New York City subway in the underwear as the take part in the 2013 No Pants Subway Ride January 13, 2013. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes (without pants) and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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Some riders in the New York City subway in the underwear as the take part in the 2013 No Pants Subway Ride January 13, 2013. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes (without pants) and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Models in swimwear run together through the snow at a "pop-up beach resort" promotion in front of Tower Bridge in central London on January 21, 2013. Britain is braced for a continuation of the bad weather which has schools closed and caused transport chaos in recent days, with several weather warnings in place. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT
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Models in swimwear run together through the snow at a "pop-up beach resort" promotion in front of Tower Bridge in central London on January 21, 2013. Britain is braced for a continuation of the bad weather which has schools closed and caused transport chaos in recent days, with several weather warnings in place. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT
A man stands next to a white painted bronze sculpture of a baby titled "Planet" by British artist Marc Quinn at Garden by the Bay in Singapore on January 21, 2013. The sculpture, which was unveiled January 18, for permanent display at the gardens is a depiction of the artist's infant son. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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A man stands next to a white painted bronze sculpture of a baby titled "Planet" by British artist Marc Quinn at Garden by the Bay in Singapore on January 21, 2013. The sculpture, which was unveiled January 18, for permanent display at the gardens is a depiction of the artist's infant son. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
Skiers are seen on a cable car above the fog on December 1, 2012 in the Titlis mountain above Engelberg, Central Switzerland. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
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Skiers are seen on a cable car above the fog on December 1, 2012 in the Titlis mountain above Engelberg, Central Switzerland. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
A man carries a mannequin in the Belarus capital Minsk, on December 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV
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A man carries a mannequin in the Belarus capital Minsk, on December 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer jokes to hide from a serve of French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he asks a ballboy to play for him during an exhibition match held at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA
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Swiss tennis player Roger Federer jokes to hide from a serve of French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he asks a ballboy to play for him during an exhibition match held at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA
New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson looks on as a cat walks on the outfield during the third day of the second and final Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
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New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson looks on as a cat walks on the outfield during the third day of the second and final Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
A dancer preforms with sand during Gideon Oberson's show at the Tel Aviv fashion week in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ
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A dancer preforms with sand during Gideon Oberson's show at the Tel Aviv fashion week in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ
A mock UFO with alien dolls and reading "Smile, you are being abducted" is seen in Alto Paraiso town, Goias State, 230 kms north of Brasilia, on December 20, 2012. Situated over a huge quartz crystal plate, Alto Paraiso attracted many Brazilians and foreigners seeking refuge from the events expected by the Mayan prophecy that predicts the end of the world or the beginning of a new era. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SA
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A mock UFO with alien dolls and reading "Smile, you are being abducted" is seen in Alto Paraiso town, Goias State, 230 kms north of Brasilia, on December 20, 2012. Situated over a huge quartz crystal plate, Alto Paraiso attracted many Brazilians and foreigners seeking refuge from the events expected by the Mayan prophecy that predicts the end of the world or the beginning of a new era. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SA
An Iraqi federal policeman performs a skill during a graduation ceremony at a federal police training academy in Baghdad, on November 27, 2012. According to a police source, some 789 policemen graduated from a training course which took 60 days to complete. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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An Iraqi federal policeman performs a skill during a graduation ceremony at a federal police training academy in Baghdad, on November 27, 2012. According to a police source, some 789 policemen graduated from a training course which took 60 days to complete. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
The mascot of the 8th edition of the African Military Cup (CAMFOOT) stands on the pitch before the final football match between Cameroon and Mali at the Felix Houphouet Boigny staduim in Abidjan on December 16, 2012. Mali won 1-0. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU
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The mascot of the 8th edition of the African Military Cup (CAMFOOT) stands on the pitch before the final football match between Cameroon and Mali at the Felix Houphouet Boigny staduim in Abidjan on December 16, 2012. Mali won 1-0. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU
Ryan Lochte of US shoes are pictured during the Short Course Swimming World Championships in Istanbul on December 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MIRA
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Ryan Lochte of US shoes are pictured during the Short Course Swimming World Championships in Istanbul on December 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MIRA
Egypt's Yassmin Attia (L) celebrates with her coach after beating Malaysia's Nisha Alagasan to take bronze medal in the Female Kumite under 55Kg category of the world karate championships on November 24, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/JACQUES DEMARTHON
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Egypt's Yassmin Attia (L) celebrates with her coach after beating Malaysia's Nisha Alagasan to take bronze medal in the Female Kumite under 55Kg category of the world karate championships on November 24, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/JACQUES DEMARTHON
A Colombian Air Force at the Catam Military Airport during the celebration of 93rd anniversary of the Colombian Air Force, in Bogota on November 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta
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A Colombian Air Force at the Catam Military Airport during the celebration of 93rd anniversary of the Colombian Air Force, in Bogota on November 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta

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