Friday, 19 September 2014

Man bites and kills venomous snake in central India - via Rachel Carthy

Rai Singh feared the snake was about to bite him when he attacked the poisonous creature

By Dean Nelson, New Delhi

4:16PM BST 20 Aug 2014

A man in central India killed a venomous snake by biting it after he saw the blue krait slithering towards him in bed.

Rai Singh, from Chhattisgarh, told a local television channel he feared the venomous blue krait was about to bite him and decided to bite the creature.

“At nine o’clock in the evening while I went to sleep on my bed, I saw a snake and tried to shoo it away with a stick but it attacked me. I bit it”, he told a local television channel.

His neighbour R.S Singh described the incident as “astonishing” and said it was a “miracle that he survived since this snake is highly venomous”.

Kraits are one of the four poisonous snakes which account for the most attacks in India where 50,000 people are killed by venomous bites every year.

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