Snakes despite how beautiful they appear are more often regarded as vile creatures. It has always been like that till this very moment.
Although, some persons despite how fearful and threatening these creatures are to human beings, there are some parts of the world where they are worshipped, trained and even taken as pets.
As a matter of fact, there are individuals that intentionally train snakes in their apartments, to the extent their children grow up to relate friendly with the dreadful beings.
However, like I earlier mentioned above, there are places where these creatures are seen as unharmful, worshipped and made pets.
In places where they are worshipped, killing the smallest of it could attract very serious penalties.
Python, despite how scary it looks due to its hugeness in size has been seen adored and worshipped by many, though the creature is considered a harmless being.
Further reports revealed that if someone mistakenly kills a snake in such places, he will have to appease the gods or face the consequences.
See below six places in Nigeria where killing a snake could result in a serious problem:
1- Nembe in Bayelsa State: Facts revealed that it is forbidden to kill snakes in this community of Bayelsa, as such actions could
attract serious sanctions penalties.
2 - Anambra State: In Idemili and Ukpor, communities in the Nnewi-South Local Government Area of Bayelsa, it is forbidden to kill pythons and green snakes.
Whoever tries killing these creatures in such places would sure have to perform burial rites and as well face other consequences.
3- Imo State: Also In Mgbidi, the headquarters of Oru West Local government area of Imo State, whether you are a stranger or citizen of the community, you are forbidden to kill pythons.
It is said that the creatures are regarded as one of the gods of the community.
4 - Ebonyi State: Snakes in Okposi community of Ebonyi state are also forbidden to be killed by anyone. As there is regrettable punishment to be faced by anyone who violates the tradition.
5 - Oyo State: In Ile Alakpa, Ogbomoso community of Oyo State in the Southwest part of Nigeria, it is also forbidden to kill snakes there.
In the part of Oke Ogun, still in Oyo State, their tradition which has passed through generations also forbids the killing of snakes.
6 - Yobe State: The last and not the least on our list is Machina, a Local Government in Your State. They reserve respects for snakes in the community, no one touches them as they are seen as some kinda god.