An Indian man was bitten by a snake so he decided to bite the snake back and chewed it into pieces, the father of the victim said.
In Etah, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Raj Kumar relaxed, enjoying a drink while a snake slithered inside and bit him.
“A snake bit him. So he bit it and chewed it into pieces,” said Babu Ram, his father.
The man’s family took him to the hospital and said he was in critical condition, taking the chewed snake with him to show his doctors.
“This is definitely weird,” said the doctor of Mr Kumar, NP Singh. “I’ve seen people coming in with snakebites, but never somebody who bit a snake and then brought it with him in a bag.” The snake that bit him is believed to have been a rat snake, which according to several experts are not venomous.
Kumar’s dad said the incident took place on Sunday.
Mr. Ram told the Indian media, “He’s bitten the snake and cut it in pieces.” Doctors said he was transferred for treatment to another hospital.
After the incident, Mr Kumar’s family allegedly cremated the snake.
It’s not the first time a person snaps back to a serpent.
Just last month, a 60-year-old Indian man was struck in the Gujarat state by a reptile morsel but killed the attacking snake shortly before the man passed away.