Friday, 16 July 2010

Man eats poisonous snake for bet

15 July 2010, 10:19

An Indian man has narrowly avoided death after swallowing a poisonous snake in a wager for just over £1.

Zaver Rathod had killed the reptile moments earlier after it bit one of his friends.

He then ate the raw snake for a 100 rupee (£1.39) bet after being encouraged by work colleagues, reports The Times of India.

Rathod was soon rushed to hospital suffering with severe nausea and vomiting.

Had the snake's venom entered the 35-year-old's blood stream, he would almost certainly have died, but doctors successfully removed the contents of his stomach in time.

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