An 8-year-old boy in India turned the tables on a deadly cobra after getting bitten by it. He bit back and killed the poisonous snake.
In what The New Indian Express aptly called “a bizarre incident,” the boy named Deepak was playing in the backyard of his house on Monday when he was bitten.
“The snake got wrapped around my hand and bit me,” Deepak explained to The New Indian Express. “I was in great pain. As the reptile didn’t budge when I tried to shake it off, I bit it hard twice. It all happened in a flash.”
The boy was rushed to a health care center.
“He was quickly administered anti-snake venom and kept under observation for the entire day, and discharged,” Dr. Jems Minj told the Express.
“Deepak didn’t show any symptoms and recovered fast, owing to the dry bite when the poisonous snake strikes but no venom is released,” snake expert Qaiser Hussain told the Express. “Such snakebites are painful and may show only local symptoms around the area of the bite.”
The incident occurred in the remote Pandarpadh village in Jashpur district.
“Jashpur is a tribal district, which is also known as Naglok (abode of serpents) because it has over 200 species of snakes,” the Express wrote.
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