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A man in India has died after chewing on a baby snake in an apparent revenge attack on the reptile.

a close up of a snake: Stock image of a small snake - a man in India died after biting a venomous baby snake.© Evgenyi_Eg/Getty Stock image of a small snake - a man in India died after biting a venomous baby snake. According to the Times of India, Rama Mahto, 65, captured and bit a baby viper in retaliation for an earlier attack outside his home in the village of Madhodeh in the Nalanda district of Bihar.

Mahto, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time, was sitting out the front of his house on Sunday when the baby snake reportedly bit him on the leg.

He eventually managed to capture the viper and, in a surprising twist, decided to enact his own unique form of vengeance on the animal, reported India TV.

In a statement issued to police and reported by the news outlet, Mahto's family said he was "bitten more than 10 times" on the face while chewing the snake.

He eventually discarded the reptile in a nearby tree.

Despite his family urging him to go to the hospital and seek treatment, "he refused and went to sleep" believing the snake's bite carried no venom due to its age.

Mahto went to bed and was found dead on Monday morning. The official cause of death has not yet been recorded.

Untreated venomous snakebites are a serious problem in several regions of the world.

The U.K. Centre for Snakebite Research & Interventions (CSRI) estimates that snakebites kill 81,000 to 138,000 people annually.

A further 400,000 victims are also left with permanent physical disabilities and disfigurements as a result of venomous animal bites of this kind.

Submitted on 08/10/2021

Submitted by: scott Eirish
Reference: News Week

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Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
Even though we often toss stories involving poor judgement due to being drunk I think this one is definitely worthy of an award. Drunk or not you should know not to mess with deadly animals. Thanks, Scott.

Tracy said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
I agree with Bruce - even though the person was drunk, surely he should realise that biting a snake is not a good idea! URL for reference :