Chinese Woman “Does Good”, Sets Poisonous Snakes Free in Park

A cobra "set free" by a Chinese woman in Guangdong.

From NetEase:

Guangdong Woman Releases Poisonous Snakes, Claims to Be “Doing Good”

Weibo netizen @郎卡卓玛 recently invited condemnation by netizens after posting on her microblog photos of her releasing poisonous snakes. As shown in the photos and information, @郎卡卓玛 and her friends set free a batch of animals in Guangdong on July 14. Among the animals released were masked palm civets and poisonous snakes. Netizens pointed out that the photos included poisonous snakes like the cobra and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinagkistrodon”>Deinagkistrodon. After being exposed by the internet, Weibo netizen @郎卡卓玛 deleted all of the microblog posts, and when netizens asked that the microblog user @郎卡卓玛 to at least tell people where she had released the animals, she declined to respond.

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Comments from NetEase:

先行水 [网易广东省中山市网友]:

Relax, it’s within Guangdong province, so wouldn’t be releasing poisonous snakes be sharing the wealth?

网易福建省厦门市网友 ip:27.159.*.*

Fuck, you call this doing good? Why don’t you instead sell your body to support public welfare?

度娘留名 [网易河北省廊坊市网友]:

China’s mental retards, are increasing.

小乔治索罗斯 [网易江苏省镇江市网友]:

This piece of garbage woman.

成庄 [网易山东省济宁市网友]:

This is endangering public safety, where are our police men?

中国网络警察 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

Grass mud horse, one look and you can tell it is a xiao san. You release them into a park but what happens when they bite a child?

勃起来唱红歌 [网易山东省网友]:

Fuck your mother, you call this doing good? This is you courting death! I curse you to being unable to be reincarnated for 10 lifetimes!

网易江苏省苏州市手机网友 ip:117.82.*.*

If setting free poisonous snakes is doing good, then me robbing a bank is curbing inflation.

网易山东省济南市手机网友 ip:221.0.*.*

This woman is so evil. If you want to take revenge against
society, you should use what’s between your legs to go fuck over some
corrupt officials. Releasing poisonous snakes just harms the ordinary
common people!

Helldogdieallfamily [网易辽宁省大连市网友]:

Does this count as a terrorist attack?

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  • AbC

    I would have to agree with most of the comments. This woman is a complete idiot if she thinks spending some money to buy some captured wildlife and releasing them into parks is ‘doing good’. Not only is she supporting the illegal hunting of these animals, she is also endangering the lives of people who usually wouldn’t be expecting to encounter venomous snakes in city parks.

  • mr.wiener

    Are these snakes even native to this part of China? And how big is this park anyway? Saints preserve us from the consequences of people doing good…Sometimes listening to your second thoughts is a wonderful thing.

    • DavidisDawei

      What do you imagine was her second thought Mr Wiener?
      “My shoes are so beautiful, I hope I don’t ruin them”
      “Oh, I forgot to take a selfie…here snakey, snakey”

      • mr.wiener

        Unfortunately you are probably correct.
        I used to work in the family timber yard as a machinist. Every now and then we’d be cutting up a tree which had been spiked by those “Earth First” pricks…happy days..not.
        Now I can’t say for certain if they had given warning to the folks up country who had felled those trees and they had failed to pass it along in hopes that if there was an accident the greenies would get blamed [unlikely as the people in that company were relatives of ours] But what I can say is there are some people who are stupid and others who just want to watch the world burn…it is hard to tell the difference sometimes.

    • RickyBeijing

      ‘Are these snakes even native to this part of China?’

      Europe used to be inhabited by lions, rhinos and hippos. Odds are GuangDong was home to many breeds of snakes before the Chinese had difficulty with impotence.

    • Rick in China

      Well, if they’re not native, I guess we’ll see if any of the breeds flourish and become a highly invasive species in a highly populated area of China. Fun for all!

    • JabroniZamboni

      There are tons of snakes here. I live dead center in the middle of Shenzhen, this photo is from a park 5 minutes of my house.

      During autumn festival, they tend to eat cobras. I can remember my first year here watching some kids hitting the glass of an aquarium holding god knows how many cobras. I was secretly hoping the glass would break.

      It was essentially like a live lobster tank, where you could pick your dinner. I did try it, but essentially it was just a greasy oily mess like most of the food here.

      Have seen a few snakes in the garden of apt complex. Are they venomous? No clue. They are however good to keep away vermin.

      The climate is sub-tropical here, it would not surprise me to have venomous snakes native to this region.

      edit: here you go: http://www.reptilia.net/articulos_ing/031.pdf

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_cobra

      • mr.wiener

        I used to do a run up Elephant mountain right next to Taipei 101 at night [with a torch] I’ve seen a few bamboo snakes [fairly poisonous] and a banded krait [very poisonous] Never saw any cobras though, but I think they are more a daytime snake.
        What I like about Taiwan is only 60% of the snakes are poisonous.

  • Germandude

    You know the saying: “Dumb fucks well”. In that case, she must be a bomb in bed. Who got her number?

    • mr.wiener

      No, she might cut your snake off and release it into the wilds somewhere.

      • Germandude

        Oh no wiener, you just screwed with my imaginations. Thanks buddy…

    • Insomnicide

      I’ve never heard that saying before. Also, aren’t you married?

      • Germandude

        Well, I am pretty sure the saying is popular with Europeans. Basically, what it implies is pretty but not smart girls can rely on fucking their way up if finding the right guy thinking through his best piece rather than his brain.

        Yes, I am married. That doesn’t mean I can’t try to apply irony/sarcasm/jokes, now does it?

        The girl is not my type, I was just joking. Cheers.

        • Insomnicide

          I was just thinking, if this girl doesn’t cut off your snake. Maybe your wife will.

          Snakes are really endangered in this world.

        • DavidisDawei

          In America, there is a song by Neil Diamond that goes
          “Front tooth missing, well that’s fine for kissing
          she’s more loyal than my dog Sam and twice as pretty”

        • Rick in China

          I know the saying. I also agree with it.

          I’ve also heard it, not first hand mind you, about fat girls and blowjobs.

  • b duck

    hahahaha!
    she looks good any way!

  • Insomnicide

    Sometimes animal rights activists take it too far, endangering the lives of fellow human beings for the sake of a few animals.

    Well, thankfully it’s Guandong so those snakes will be caught and eaten before night time.

    • DavidisDawei

      haha – Yes, you are right – it is the snakes that need to watch out

    • Rick in China

      My coworker told me a joke about Guangdong.

      Walking towards a river, someone saw a warning sign in Guangdong province. The sign looked to be an animal warning sign. It was, it read: “Caution Crocodiles! Guangdong people are near!”

      • 500,000,000 years of history

        So true. How many animals kill and eat people compared to all the billions of animals that are killed and eaten by people? I saw a cobra like that living free in a Hong Kong Island park. It was the first time i saw one outside a cage which is sad. They should all be free.

  • SongYii

    No where in the article does it say she believes shes doing good. In fact, she refused to comment at all. Or, does it say that in the weibo message?

    • AbC

      It’s actually quite a fad in China at the moment. Locals call it 放生 (releasing wildlife) which is a way of ‘doing good’. So many cities, especially tourist destinations near Buddhist monesteries, have places selling small turtles and fishes and birds for patrons to buy and to release into ‘the wild’ as a way of doing something good before praying.

      • SongYii

        Thats a horribly misguided path to penance.

        • David

          Well, it is a cheap and easy thing to do without any real effort. Like the way the Catholic church used to sell indulgences. Why actually repent a sin when you can buy your way out.

          • Hanfeizi

            It’s a very logical approach to dealing with karma and sin, actually. It’s all just cause and effect, after all… cause and effect…

      • DavidisDawei

        next week in the news….
        “Chinese Man Releases Alligators into the sewer”

        • Hanfeizi

          According to a manager I know with the Shanghai metro system, the subway tunnels are already crawling with Estuarian Crocodiles…

          • Rick in China

            There are no Saltwater Crocs in China, let alone Shanghai subways, that’s nonsense. Unless the supposedly extinct-in-China water-loving-predator magically decided to live in a place that seems to be void of food, and somehow arrive there without expanding territory elsewhere along the way so humans would know.

      • David

        Not to mention it is a tourist trap. The ‘wild animals’ sold are often very domesticated so are very easy to re-capture and sell to the next tourist. Very common in Thailand near Buddhist temples where they do it with doves.

        • AbC

          My mother once called me when she was in China that she felt good after releasing half a dozen turtles into a stream/river. As soon as she mentioned she was on her way to a Buddhist temple, I could already picture a fishing net further down the stream/river capturing all the ‘released’ ones for the next round of visitors.

          • David

            I just hope you didn’t tell her. Sometimes there is such a thing as too much honesty. God bless your mom for trying though.

  • DavidisDawei

    度娘留名 [网易河北省廊坊市网友]
    China’s mental retards, are increasing.

    I laughed at this post above, but in all my time in China, I don’t recall seeing a person with Down Syndrome.

    Many people refer to retarded people as Mongols or Mongoloid and when I Googled to find out why, it pointed to John Langdon Down who referenced the work of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach who classified people into one of 5 human races.
    * Caucasian or white race
    * Mongolian or yellow race, including all East Asians and some Central Asians.
    * Malayan or brown race, including Southeast Asian and Pacific Islanders.
    * Ethiopian or black race, including sub-Saharan Africans.
    * American or red race, including American Indians.

    • Foreign Devil

      I’m sure they have as many if not more than most nations. The reason you don’t see them is because China has 1950’s Western style thinking that the insane and retarded should be shut away in dark rooms and never mentioned lest they bring the family shame. . that is if they are not aborted or abandoned to orphanages first.

    • Zappa Frank

      not sure if you are serious.. but down syndrome is a cromosomic thing, doesn’t have anything to do with race. they were called mongoloid, because people with down syndrome tend to have slanted eyes and a face traits not usual..in the past was more than enough to call them ‘mongoloid’.. anyway I did see Chinese with Down syndrome.

      • DavidisDawei

        That was not my quote. It was from the article above.
        The rest of the information is what those specific scientists published.

    • JabroniZamboni

      They tend to abandon handicapped children, or terminate the pregnancies. I’ve see a few Downie’s here, but alas not so many. I’ve also heard that families sometimes keep them locked up at home to avoid embarrassment.

      • Hanfeizi

        My wife is still perplexed that families would take their mentally disabled children out in public here in the US.

        • JabroniZamboni

          It is sad. The concept of “face”, while with some merits, is completely exaggerated and borderline “mentally disabled” here.

          You are not your children. Your children are not you. You created a life, and even if it imperfect, it is still your responsibility to give the child the best possible life.

          This requires sunshine and love. This behaviour is deplorable.

          Of course it would upset me to have a disabled child, but he/she would be my blood, and therefore never an embarrassment (unless they purposely act like dicks)

          To be fair, this concept (lock em up) is not uniquely Chinese.

  • Nova_REMIX

    I’m worried to know, but I still wanna ask. Why did she have poisonous snakes in her possession in the first place?

    • bossel

      Bought on the local market, most probably.

      • Nova_REMIX

        So black market…or???? Because that shit cannot be legal.

        • JabroniZamboni

          You can buy them live in a restaurant, and they will cook them up for you. Like a more expensive lobster that tastes like shit.

        • bossel

          Nope, at least in Canton you can buy snakes on any market where you can buy poultry & stuff.

        • 500,000,000 years of history

          Unfortunately in China, legality is not much of an obstacle. If the government bans this, which i hope they do, no one will care.

    • JabroniZamboni

      She bought them at a snake farm. These snakes are usually eaten.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Why doesn’t this story show up on the main page? Saw it through facebook instead…

    • Insomnicide

      It’s uncategorized at the moment, that might have something to do with it.

  • Jahar

    No one considers the local ecology at all.

  • Cv

    Was she born retarted?? Maybe she was letting them go not to get caught for bringing them into China? Had no paper work on these snakes to own them or something went wrong?? Just a thought.

  • JabroniZamboni

    Chinese tunnel-vision strikes again.

    Critical thinking is non-existent. Get an idea, do it without thinking about what could happen rules the way here.

    From the top of the government down to the lowest ranks of society. I’m not trying to bash the Chinese either; this is a serious problem in this country caused by an ineffective education system that only focuses on literacy/math/science. No civic education, no questioning the world around them. It’s quite sad to be honest, as there are some smart people here that do really stupid things here because of this.

  • 500,000,000 years of history

    It’s really great to finally see the snakes getting back some space that was their’s long before humans. Parks are great but they should just be for humans. Humans try to claim everything for themselves.

    • David

      Are you making a joke? Or is putting poisonous snakes in a park full of people your idea of fun. BTW EVERY animal tries to claim all they can for themselves. It is called survival.

      • 500,000,000 years of history

        Not really. Humans kill and eats millions of animals every day but how often do animals kill humans? I would say that humans have long had an unfair advantage over other creatures so much that far too many have become extinct for different reasons, mostly thanks to humans. Humans are like a plague upon the earth and it isn’t right for all the others to suffer as they do. I have survived better than most and have never killed nor eaten an animal. So you know what you can do with your ‘survival’.

        • Amused

          Never killed nor eaten an animal? I’m on to your secret. You’re eating people in your basement aren’t you bud?

          • 500,000,000 years of history

            Yeah, that’s it but don’t tell anyone, once it gets out that human tastes better than chicken, it’ll be every man for himself.

        • Rick in China

          “I would say that humans have long had an unfair advantage over other creatures”

          Um…yes, do you know why, pray-tell? Because we’re more intelligent and capable. That’s nature – we came from it and live in it, whether you make up some stupid definition of what ‘in it’ is or not. Do you also think oh those poor wildebeest we should even out the field between them and lions, let them get a few kills in too! It’s so unfair that lions go around just hunting and eating wildebeest! Wa.

          “Humans are like a plague upon the earth”

          Agreed. Maybe you can start by curing us of one contributor to the human plague and feed yourself to some animals.

          • 500,000,000 years of history

            Welcome to Qingdao and say it to my face, asshole. CS has gotten a really bad reputation for comments such as these. It seems no one here is allowed to have an opinion without being personally attacked. What is wrong with you people?

          • mr.wiener

            He needs a hug….

          • DavidisDawei

            Mark,
            I expected, once you became a moderator, Little Wolf to return to the discussions on Chinasmack.

            Do you know what happened with the little wolf kid he was helping?
            Thanks

          • mr.wiener

            No idea actually. After Little Wolf went to meet his ancestors I lost track of that one.

          • Rick in China

            “Welcome to Qingdao and say it to my face”

            Yes, because I’m scared to speak directly to tough guys who ride scooters around China, definitely got me there. Listen, you’re talking about how letting cobras and other venomous species loose in parks, in areas highly populated by humans, is good..because humans are like a plague on the world. Plagues, typically, need to be dealt with/extinguished. I suggested you start by, as part of the human race, taking the first step. You reply with some sort of veiled threat about ‘real life’, I can assure you – anyone who knows me (apparently some people here do) knows how ridiculous that is. Get your shit straight, your comments were fucking retarded and you got a deserved reply. Calling humans (of which I am one) a plague.. is not a ‘personal attack’? How about “White guys who drive scooters in China are epic failures and should kill themselves”..personal attack?

          • mr.wiener

            Rick….chill.

          • Rick in China

            Emotion isn’t very well read through forums. I am chill. I’m chillin’ in a conf room with ac blasting in my sox, chair leaned back, and upon reading the last comment again – think it’s appropriate. :D

          • 500,000,000 years of history

            You’re right but i didn’t personally attack you. I’m sure you’re much better than i am… i would not argue. I’m sorry i’m white and can’t afford to have more than a scooter. I wish my life could be better but what can i do? Every day i try to end my miserable little life but no driver dares to hit me. Perhaps i should try harder… the stress and pain killers aren’t really working. Thank you for your kindness.

          • Rick in China

            You attacked me by saying humanity is a plague and we, as a species, are essentially despicable for encroaching on species whom bite and kill us. That, to me, is a personal attack. The fact it isn’t, to you, let me know you are a self-detesting cripple of a person, who deserves to self-immolate on behalf of PETA. Go for it, you’re the type of psycho that they seem to attract. The rest of your drivel is nothing more than false “Oh Pity Me My Master” nonsense and deserves no reply.

        • David

          Well, I guess nobody put poison snakes in the park you were playing in when you were a kid? The same park that was built on land that animals used to roam over. Lucky you. loon.

  • Gerhana

    imagine going on a picnic with a loved one and stumble upon a swam of cobra like that picture. What a nightmare.

  • 500,000,000 years of history

    Saw a cobra inside the aviary this year in a park on HK island. Easy hunting. When i told the staff, they didn’t seem alarmed at all. I wonder how many cobras live freely in HK.

  • simon

    no no, this is natural selection at its finest

  • bprichard

    Awww, reminds me of my bag of snakes I left in the US. Just couldn’t figure out a way to get them past customs.

    • Amused

      Just clearly write “Traditional Chinese Medical Ingredient” on the bag and have Samuel L. Jackson carry it on for you.

  • Serge Gainsbourg

    I curse you to being unable to be reincarnated for 10 lifetimes!

  • Dr Sun

    maybe she should just release ebola, anthax, smallpox, TB and every other bacteria/ virus known to kill, after all don’t they have the right to exist unchecked in your town ???

    • Rick in China

      Yes, because that’s the exact same thing.

      • Dr Sun

        indeed it is

        • Rick in China

          Cobra == Ebola
          Viper == Anth(r)ax
          Sun != Dr

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    Thank you for clarifying that. If that is to be made public, rest assured that within 24h, they will be caught, killed, cooked and eaten. Just describe them as ‘flightless pidgeons’.

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