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Indian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inspector,... News PhotoAmritsar,Animal,Cobra,Environmental Issues,Factory,India,Inspector,Nature,Portrait,Trapped,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIndian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Inspector, Ashok Joshi, poses with a cobra that he caught in a factory on the outskirts of Amritsar on November 6, 2013. Snakes and particularly the King Cobra are venerated in India as religious symbols worn by Lord Shiva, the god of destruction. India has 238 species of the reptile, of which 50 are poisonous. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)