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Man Claims ‘Big, Black Snake’ Bit Penis In Toilet

A man in Ghana claims he was using a public toilet when a ‘big, black snake’ bit him on the tip of his penis on Wednesday.

Kwabena Nkrumah, 34, said the pain was intense, and that he ran out of the public toilet screaming, “Snake! Snake! Snake!” which in turn caused others using the facilities to panic and flee, according to Ghanaweb.com.

Nkrumah told a local radio program that he thought that the pain on his penis was normal, until he looked down and saw the snake.

The public toilet was reportedly “in a deplorable state,” even without the snake problem.

Although this story is a rare exception, snake bites don’t usually make the news. Men who bite snakes, on the other hand, can be pretty memorable.

Last year, a Nepalese man bit a cobra after it bit him first. He said he believed that biting the snake until it died would make him immune to the animal’s venomous bite.

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

via Man Claims ‘Big, Black Snake’ Bit His Penis In Toilet.

Milap Dhurve, a member of the Gond tribe, was bitten on the right hand as he tended cattle by a river in the district of Betul on Thursday, said Rahul Srivastava, a doctor at the district hospital.

“The man turned back and bit the snake. He broke it in two pieces behind the neck and threw it near the river,” Mr. Srivastava said.

The doctor said Mr. Dhurve is being kept under observation at the hospital. He said the farmer couldn’t identify the type of snake that bit him, but his symptoms suggest it wasn’t poisonous. “He is OK now,” he said.

“Because the tribals are illiterate, it is difficult to get an accurate history, so we give an anti-venom which works for all poisonous snakes commonly found here,” the doctor said. Cobra, krait and vipers are common in the area, he said.

“He must be superstitious, believing that he has to bite the snake back to be fine,” Mr. Srivastava added. Mr. Dhurve couldn’t be reached for comment.

Experts say superstitious beliefs, such as biting a snake after it has attacked and seeking help from witch doctors, impede efforts to treat victims properly. …

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/07/26/indian-man-bites-snake-to-death/

Don’t bite snakes…. and ALWAYS look before you sit.

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This entry was posted on December 17, 2013 by in Strange.
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