There are numerous venomous serpents, but the mortality from snake-bite is low.
Serpents adorned with necklaces of jewels wisdom.
Moreover, we find at Madagascar the procession of the god of fertility and healing, the patron of serpents who are the ministers of his vengeance (Frazer, Paus.
In a Bengal festival the men march entwined with serpents, while the chief man has a rock-boa or python round his neck and is carried or rides on a buffalo (Fergusson, 259).259).
Poisonous serpents, such as the cottonmouth and copperhead, will have slit pupils.