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Eight-year-old boy fights back, bites deadly cobra to death

Cobra (file photo)

‘I was in great pain. As the reptile didn’t budge when I tried to shake it off, I bit it hard twice’

An eight-year-old boy, Deepak, from the remote Pandarpadh village in Jashpur district, India, has bitten a deadly eight-feet cobra to death.

Deepak was playing alone at the backyard on Monday, when the unwanted visitor suddenly emerged, coiled on the boy before biting him. He responded instantly, with his teeth, by biting very hard on the snake, which eventually killed the intruder.

“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.

The New Indian Express described the incident as “bizarre.”

“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.”

 

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