• Short Summary

    IN OUAGADOUGOU, UPPER VOLTA, MR. BLAISE ROMAN SHARES HIS HOME WITH A STRANGE ASSORTMENT OF?

  • Description

    IN OUAGADOUGOU, UPPER VOLTA, MR. BLAISE ROMAN SHARES HIS HOME WITH A STRANGE ASSORTMENT OF LOCAL INHABITANTS...SOME FOUR THOUSAND SNAKES. IT'S NOT AS DANGEROUS AS IT SEEMS, THE SNAKES ARE ALL DEAD..STACKED AWAY IN PRESERVING JARS.

    MR. ROMAN HAS BEEN BUILDING UP THE COLLECTION FOR THE PAST EIGHTEEN YEARS, AIMING EVENTUALLY TO HAVE ONE OF EVERY SPECIES FROM THE UPPER VOLTA. HE ESTIMATES HE HAS TRAVELLED MORE THAN TWELVE THOUSAND MILES (TWENTY THOUSAND KILOMETRES) TRAMPING THROUGH THE COUNTRY'S KNOWN SNAKE DISTRICTS IN PURSUIT OF HIS HOBBY.

    AMONG HIS COLLECTION...PYTHONS THAT GROW TO TWENTY FEET, DEADLY COBRAS AND VIPERS, AND SMALLER NON-POISONOUS SNAKES WHICH ARE GAILY COLOURED.

    WHEN HE'S NOT WITH HIS SNAKES, MR. ROMAN IS STUDYING FISH AND HAS PUBLISHED A BOOK ON THE FIST OF THE UPPER VOLTA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9OUE0PG3OJTOTQ3MYZIGWBF1H
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OUE0PG3OJTOTQ3MYZIGWBF1H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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