A snake in Zisiqiao
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Profits rise in China's 'snake village' of Zisiqiao

4 February 2013 Last updated at 22:12 GMT

As the year of the snake approaches, one village in China is set to see a rise in its profits as the demand for the serpent soars.

Zisiqiao, in China's Zhejiang province, is home to three million snakes and many of them are believed to be poisonous.

The area has been dubbed China's 'number one snake village'.

Martin Patience reports.