The Serpent Seekers of North Java

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Under the blanket of darkness, 42-year-old Takadi treads the wet path through a rice field with the aid of a torch. His eyes remain vigilant for any movement as he searches for snake nests or burrows. Sometimes he finds them in swamps or estuaries; sometimes he looks for them in trees. 

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