Snake Can’t Kick Cigarette Habit

September 23 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. It’s a sure path to ruin.

I don’t partake in any of it. Heck, I won’t even consider the gateway activity to getting there. You know, smoking.

Sure I get peer pressure to take a toke on a Virginia Slim or a Marlboro Light, but no matter how much Ruger the boxer insists, I just won’t inhale.

The reason is simple. If I’m  going to inhale something that isn’t healthy, it’s going to be a Whopper from BK, or dare I say it, a Big Mac from McDees. Yeah life expectancy is cut short by six months for each one you eat, but at least your enjoying the taste.

I say, if you like smoke then just dress up like a Dalmatian and work for the local fire department. Not only will you have plenty of smoke to smell, but you get free truck rides. Wheee!

Anyway, my advice is to no avail for one slimy character. The Metro has the story of Po, a snake slithering down the wrong trail.

You don’t want to deny Po the pit viper his regular morning cigarette – he’s guaranteed to throw a hissy fit.

Po cigarette snake Puff adder: Po the viper has a cigarette. Bet he has trouble lighting them…

That’s because the three-year-old reptile from Taipei in Taiwan has become hooked on nicotine, thanks to his owner Sho Lau’s 20-a-day habit.

‘He is very tame and one day when I threw a cigarette butt away he went for it and seemed to enjoy having it in his mouth,’ said 33-year-old Lau.

‘One thing led to another and before long he was having one cigarette in the morning and another at night.’

‘He gets very agitated if I don’t have any to spare,’ he added.

Sho Lau failed to mention that Po’s hisses now sound like Lurch from the Adams Family.

Here’s what it looks like when Po sheds his skin.


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