Another shocking incident happened where after killing the snake, it hit back at the person and bit him. A man from the United States also suffered from the same as he was bitten by the chopped off head of a four-foot long rattlesnake that appeared in his own lawn.
The man’s wife, Jennifer Sutcliffe, was working in her garden when she saw a four-foot rattlesnake in the grass. Terrified by its presence, Mrs. Sutcliff called her husband who decapitated the snake with a shovel. He thought that the snake is dead and bent down to pick it up and dispose it.
The rattlesnake’s severed head then bit him on his hand. “The head actually turned around and grabbed onto his hand. He had to rip it off,” Ms. Sutcliffe told Chron.com. It is said that for venomous snakes like cobras, python, and rattlesnakes, biting is one of the reflexes that can be triggered in the brain even after the reptile dies.
It is also reported that because the reptile died, it must have released a large amount of venom into the husband’s hand. According to reports, the man from Texas required 26 doses of anti-venom after the snakebite.
“Since there is no body, it released all its venom into him,” Ms. Sutcliffe told KIIITV. In no time the venom started working on him as he had a lot of internal bleeding and started having seizures.
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Ms. Sutcliffe called 911 and her husband was airlifted from his home near Corpus Christi to hospital where he was treated with an anti-venom. Now his condition is stable.
This is not the first case but similar instances have been reported in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. In February, a farmer was in the news after he chewed off and spit out a snake’s hood just for revenge. He fell unconscious but after regaining his senses, he revealed that he bit the snake because it bit him first. However, in Madhya Pradesh, a man bit a venomous snake and killed it.