Skip to comments.Man Bitten by Snake 45 Minutes After Killing It
Posted on 01/18/2014 4:16:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
A man in Australia was bitten by a venomous red-bellied black snake 45 minutes after slicing it in half with a shovel, according to Geobeats.
Jake Thomas, 66, a volunteer at Werris Creek cemetery, was mowing the grass when he noticed the snake on a vase on top of a headstone. Fearing it would harm or scare visitors, he figured he'd kill it with the shovel, geobeats says.
After finishing his work, he returned for the remains of the snake. When he stuck his hand in the vase, he felt it latch on to his hand, and when he pulled it out, he noticed two bite marks.
He was taken to a hospital for anti-venom treatment.
"My hand swelled up for a week, I won't be going near a snake dead or alive for a long time now," he said.
Experts say a snake can keep its bite reflex for up to an hour after death.
"Have you ever been bitten by a dead snake?"
apparently it was a communist snake...
just when you think its dead...it bites you ..again.
What goes around comes around
I don’t want to think about how many times this has happened to me.
Probably just me but I would have been a bit creeped out by the snake being on top of a tomb stone.
Hoo, hoo, hoo, look who knows so much. It so happens the snake was only mostly dead, and mostly dead is slightly alive...
(With apologies to Billy Crystal.)
Much like my ex-wife, 5 years after my final divorce settlement payment.
Maybe another one was down in the vase.
When I was little I was playing with a dead Cotton Mouth and it tried to get me. I learned young, chop off the head and stomp on it good.
-—old timers all ways cut the head off any snake they killed even if they were going to just throw it into the brush....I never knew why...........I should have asked..%%%
I saw something like this on “Dual Survivor”, rattler still biting after it’s head was completely cut off — it was pretty creepy. They buried the head fangs down to prevent an animal (or themselves) accidentally stepping on it while it was still lethal.
He should have called a snake catcher. There was no need to kill the thing - if it was sunning itself it would have stayed there for ages - giving plenty of time for a snake catcher to come and remove it!
You use a hoe, and cut its head off.
The only good snake is a dead snake!
dead snake bites itself...
I’ve noticed this with copperheads that I’ve killed.
Even seen bodies with severed and separated heads strike. How did they do that?
I don’t touch them until 24 hours after any movement has stopped, and then only after testing the head or body part with a long-handled tool.
LOL yeah a lot of people say that - I kind of like them - as long as I they just keep on moving or they stay away from the house - no problem - live and let live!