An 8-year-old boy in India bit and killed a cobra in revenge.
According to local media reports, the deadly reptile had bitten the boy after wrapping itself around the child’s hand.
The boy, identified only by his first name Deepak, was playing in the backyard of his home when he encountered the snake. The incident took place in Chhattisgarh state, Siasat reported.
Initially, the boy tried to get rid of the snake, but when he failed, he bit the reptile firmly twice, which resulted in his death. The boy was immediately taken to a hospital, where he was given an anti-snake venom injection. Luckily the boy survived as the snake did not release any venom when it bit him.
“The snake wrapped itself around my hand and bit me. I was in great pain. Since the reptile didn’t move when I tried to shake it off, I bit it hard twice. It all happened in the blink of an eye,” the boy said, according to the New Indian Express.
The child was released from the hospital after being kept under surveillance for a day.
“Deepak showed no symptoms and recovered quickly due to the dry bite when the venomous snake strikes but no venom is released. Such snake bites are painful and may only show local symptoms in the area of the bite,” explained Qaiser Hussain, a snake expert.
Cobras are highly venomous snakes and are one of the “big four” species. These snakes vary in color and pattern throughout their range.
Many specimens have a hood mark. Indian cobras are native to the Indian subcontinent and are also found in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and southern Nepal.
In a similar incident in Turkey, a snake bit and killed a two-year-old girl. The girl was playing in the back garden of her house when she was bitten by the snake. Neighbors rushed to the scene when they heard a scream. When they got to the scene, they found the child with the snake still in his mouth. Neighbors also found a bite mark on the girl’s lower lip.
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