Cobra BITES Little Boy – So He Bites Back!

During Snake Attack, Boy Bites Back

During Snake Attack, Boy Bites Back

( – According to the World Health Organization, as many as 81,000 and 138,000 people die each year from venomous snake bites. India consistently records the highest number of these deaths, an average of 58,000 annually. Recently, a boy in Chhattisgarh decided to get his revenge on a cobra.

Deepak Ram, a 12-year-old boy, living in the Jashpur District, was playing in his yard when a cobra bit him. When he couldn’t shake the snake off, he decided to give it a taste of its own medicine. He bit the snake back — twice. The boy’s parents then took him to the hospital, where he received antivenom, and they discharged him. Cobra attacks can be fatal. The snake he bit died from its injuries.

Ram was lucky. Snake bites in the area aren’t unusual as it’s a hotbed of activity for the reptiles. It’s even named “Naglok,” which translates to “realm of serpents,” and some local village folktales reportedly advocate biting a snake if it attacks to neutralize its poison. While the animals only tend to bite when they feel threatened, unprovoked attacks also occur.

Deaths from snake bites aren’t as typical in the United States, where the CDC estimates venomous varieties bite between 7,000 and 8,000 people annually. Approximately five US residents die every year from the toxins.

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