Footage of various snakes kept at London Zoo.
Snakes at London Zoo.
C/U Snake would wound round Mrs Olive Dutta, woman's wrist. C/U woman with snake round neck. L/S she turns round and faces camera. M/S keeper Lanworn shakes snake Indian Python out of cage and puts it on woman's arms, she turns round. C/U snake's head, pan up to woman's face looking at snake on her arm.
C/U snake's head on women's face, it buries itself in her hair. C/U snake in women's hair. C/U Snake writhing in cage. M/S Head Keeper (Mr Lanworn) puts big snake round women's shoulder. C/U Snake round woman's neck, it tightens and keeper has difficulty on removing it. He takes away big snake, and leaves woman holding small Boa constrictor.
Note: Rex Dutta and his wife Olive (?) Dutta appear in a few Pathe films - who were they?! - JH.