Python and Son of Dragon, Cambodia [REUTERS 2006-06-03]
03 Jun 2006 REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
Six-year-old Cambodian boy Oeun Sambat plays with his best friend, 5-metre-long and six-year-old female python named Chamreun or "Lucky" in the village of Sit Tbow in Kandal province, some 50km (31 miles) east of Phnom Penh June 3, 2006. Superstitious villagers in the impoverished southeast Asian nation are flocking to see the boy, who they believe has supernatural powers and was proudly the son of a dragon in a former life. The female python came to live with Sambat in year 2000.