Different traditions have been going on in our country for many centuries. Among these traditions, a tradition is also included in which people feed milk to snakes. Very few people know about how right it is and how wrong it is to feed milk to a snake. Therefore, due to lack of knowledge, we all consider it virtuous to feed milk to a snake, whereas it is not so at all. You will be surprised to know that snakes can also die due to drinking milk. Yes, you have read it right that drinking milk can also lead to the death of a snake and there is a scientific reason behind it. Today we are going to tell you some facts related to feeding milk to a snake, about which most people remain unaware.
Snakes come among the reptiles which are completely carnivorous. Snakes eat frogs, rats, birds, lizards, other small snakes etc. in their food. It is completely wrong that snakes drink milk. This is a wrong tradition, which we have been following for years. Whereas the truth is that snakes neither drink milk nor do they like to drink it. Actually, snake charmers are behind this wrong tradition. Due to this tradition, snake charmers, who depend on snakes to run their families, get money and grains by roaming from place to place. According to media reports, before Nag Panchami, snake charmers catch snakes from the forest and break their teeth and also take out their venom gland, so that no person is in danger due to their attack.
Snake can die due to drinking milk
The snake gets a wound in its mouth due to breaking its teeth. Not only this, the snake charmers keep the snakes caught from the forest hungry and thirsty for several days so that on the day of Nag Panchami, they can eat and drink anything while suffering from hunger. When they are kept hungry and thirsty for several days and taken to people on the day of Nag Panchami, they drink milk as if it were water. The wound in the mouth caused by breaking a tooth due to drinking milk becomes worse. Not only this, due to drinking milk the snake’s lungs and intestines also get damaged and then it dies after a few days. Therefore one should never feed milk to a snake.