Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Killer cobra guards diamond-encrusted heels at Harrods

‘To their high society owners, a pair of haute couture shoes can be a precious thing.

But to guard a $152,300 pair of ruby- sapphire- and diamond-encrusted Rene Caovilla sandals at their London launch, retailer Harrods went to extreme lengths: bringing in a live Egyptian cobra to patrol the shoe counter.

Whether hiring a poisonous snake is, strictly speaking, the most effective means of guarding precious footwear might be a moot point with security experts.

But it makes for a pretty effective photo opportunity.’

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