We all have our interests, our obsessions. For one Changchun man those just happen to be various varieties of poisonous animals.
Over the past seven years, Tian Jiashi has raised dozens of poisonous pets. His absolute favs are snakes, scorpions and centipedes. While he would just do it for the love, it is part of his profession as well, Tian has given thousands of performances with his deadly little friends.
It seems like a key component of his act is placing the dangerous creatures inside his mouth, to shock audiences and maybe clean off a little plaque in the process.
Tian admits that over the years he has been bitten several hundred times and some of the bites were even life threatening, but nothing so bad yet to make him want to give up on his one true love.
Just in case some of these pics are making you hungry:
[Images via NetEase]