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Snake Bites Man, Then Man Bites Back

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You’ve surely heard the phrase “Man bites dog,” which is a journalistic term that describes how unusual events — like a man biting a dog — get more coverage than typical ones, like a dog biting a man.

This story out of Nepal mixes both the unusual and the typical. It started when famer Mohammed Salmodin was bitten by a cobra while working in the field.

Instead of running in terror to the nearest person who could suck out the poisonous venom, Salmodin grabbed the serpent and began repeatedly biting it back .

After the encounter Salmondin was treated at a local hospital and released. The cobra wasn’t so lucky, and died from its wounds.

“A snake charmer told me that if a snake bites you, bite it until it is dead and nothing will happen to you,” Salmodin explained.

Yes, taking advice from a snake charmer seems to be a dreadful idea. However, in this particular case, it may not have directly saved the man’s life, but he’s got quite a story to tell.


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