Bringing a snake home

By JASON SHALTIEL
July 15, 2015 17:25
3 minute read.
Snakes in Israel

Alon Frank and a friendly neighborhood serpent.. (photo credit: JASON SHALTIEL)

 
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Under a hollow rock in a spacious top-floor apartment in the middle of Beit Shemesh rests Charlie, a 1.6-meter- long boa constrictor. And Charlie is man’s best friend, according to his owner, Alon Frank, a 44-year-old butcher from Amsterdam.

“People think, why? It’s not like a dog, it’s an evil creature – Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Well, it’s nothing like that,” Frank asserts while holding Charlie, who is sliding around his shoulders.

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