One of the most endearing Chinese love legends
is about the romance between a Chinese man and a white snake.
But now it's no longer just a legend, well,
Eight years ago, 23-year old Chinese peasant
Huang Kaining, of Hainan
Province, saved an injured baby snake in the field.
He brought it home and nurtured it back to health.
The snake gradually grew big and strong, so
does the cross-spiece friendship between the two. Once Huang
injured his leg while doing fieldwork and was kept bedridden
for half a month. During that period, the snake silently
stayed at his bedside to keep him company, not for one moment
did it wander off. Since then, the two become such good mates
that they share the same bed even after Huang got married
to his wife.
Huang's wife and son share the bed with the
When Huang's son joined the party, the snake
offered itself as a full-time nanny, nursing the baby day
and night. As the boy grows older, the snake turns itself
to be a playmate and swimming coach for him, and for his
little friends, being their life-saving guard.
Huang's son kisses his snake nanny
Who says man can never trust snake?
at a Glance