from what i quickly read, it said the snake were smuggled. so were they non-native. if so that could cause a piss up!
still, rather have them alive than being bled to death for some c**t to think he / she is being healed. the thought of them having their tails cut off so ppl can drink the still warm blood makes me very, very, VERY angry
In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king