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On a world-wide scale, Cambodia’s rainy season water snake harvest is second-to-none; and, while some of the snakes are killed for their skin, the majority end up as raw meat for crocodiles; and cooked, grilled, or deep-fried meat for Cambodians.
The snakes in question are these: the Rainbow Water Snake, Puff-faced Snake, Bocourt’s Water Snake, and the endemic Tonle Sap Snake. The Plumbeous Snake and odd-looking Tentacled Snake, are also taken.
Other snakes, such as keelbacks, pipe snakes, and pythons end up in the mix, as well.
A serious attempt to document and research the population and plight of Tonle Sap's water snakes took place between 2004 and 2006. However, the fact remains that the wholesale slaughter of water snakes continues here unabated, with an estimated four million-plus specimens caught, killed, and sold annually... and it's fair to say that numbers have declined dramatically since then.
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