Although the Chinese New Year doesn’t occur on Jan. 1, we can at least begin reflecting this New Year’s Eve on the upcoming year of the snake.

The Chinese New Year begins Feb. 10, 2013. According to China Travel Guide, the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Snake is associated with meanings like “malevolence, cattiness and mystery, as well as acumen, divination and the ability to distinguish herbs.”

In honor of the upcoming year of the snake, we’ve pulled together a few pictures of people loving, hating or just doing weird things with snakes:

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