Skip to comments.Cobra Bites Farmer. Farmer Bites Cobra Back. Cobra Dies ... Farmer Lives. (Nepal)
Posted on 08/23/2012 7:19:57 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Nepali man bites snake to death in revenge attack
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a tit-for-tat attack, a newspaper said on Thursday.
Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday, caught it and bit it until it died.
"I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry," the 55-year-old Miya, who lives in a village some 200 km (125 miles) southeast of the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, was quoted by the daily as saying.
The snake, called "goman" in Nepal, is also known as the Common Cobra.
Police official Niraj Shahi said the man, who was being treated at a village health post and was not in danger of dying, would not be charged with killing the snake because the reptile was not among snake species listed as endangered in Nepal.
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"When I realised that a snake had bit me," Miya explained to the BBC matter-of-factly, "I went home to get a torch and saw that it was a cobra. So I bit it to death."
Accounts seem to vary on why Miya opted for a tit-for-tat countermeasure. "A snake charmer told me that if a snake bites you, bite it until it is dead and nothing will happen to you," Miya told the BBC; but Reuters reports the decision to chomp the cobra was made in the heat of the moment:
"I could have killed it with a stick, but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry."
” ... but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry.”
Maybe he was hungry too? Hunger can also make a man quite angry.
He went after a cobra in the dark? He’s got some the size of bowling balls.....of course that’s where the snake bit him.....
RIKI-TIKI- ... and a little bite for that -TAFI!!!
Grabbed a flashlight first.
“Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy”
Chuck Norris wants to be Mohamed Salmo Miya when he grows up.
That’s still crazy brave. I’d have grabbed a truck to run over the snake.
I wondered where his “rice paddy” was located. Must be what the kids are calling it now.
Pretty sure you’re correct. Us older folks don’t get out much, so I’m not as up to date on current ‘terms’. Once the kids got older and for sure after I quit coaching basketball, my connection to current terms was lost.
AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG
by: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
GOOD people all, of every sort, Give ear unto my song; And if you find it wondrous short,—It cannot hold you long.
In Islington there was a man, Of whom the world might say That still a godly race he ran,—Whene’er he went to pray.
A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad,—When he put on his clothes.
And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree.
The dog and man at first were friends; But when a pique began, The dog, to gain some private ends, Went mad, and bit the man.
Around from all the neighboring streets, The wondering neighbors ran, And swore the dog had lost his wits To bite so good a man.
The wound it seemed both sore and sad To every Christian eye; And while they swore the dog was mad They swore the man would die.
But soon a wonder came to light, That showed the rogues they lied; The man recovered of the bite, The dog it was that died.
Maybe just a little too graphic for a family site. Regardless, I hope it did not injure his rice paddy too much.
Wait a minute! That’s my cousin Mike holding up a broken fan belt from his Chevy! The only snake he ever fought was that pants snake he always seemed to be wrestling with in his sleeping bag when we camped out in the back yard.
Is that a cobra in your rice paddy, Big Boy, or are you just happy to see me?
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