Man bites snake to death in revenge attack

2012-08-23 15:04

Kathmandu - 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 about 200km 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.

  • adrian.tyler - 2012-08-23 15:09

    Haha. This is ridiculous. I can't think of a more witty/clever comment.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-23 15:18

      My question is is that if that snake was an endangered species and it bit the man, is the man supposed to turn around and run away without defending himself? Laws don't make sense sometimes!!!!

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-23 16:27

      LOL bit him in his rice paddy, ouch that sounds painful.

  • jan.human - 2012-08-23 15:49


      Zoolie - 2012-08-23 15:51

      yes, se- riou- as- ly !!!!!

  • marc.bester.1 - 2012-08-23 15:50

    I'v had 4 small snakes in my house and a large cobra in my garden!my wife hit me after i threw it alive back over the wall to the nature reserve!! haha

  • ilze.stock - 2012-08-23 16:20

    Sssssweet revenge...

  • Mark - 2012-08-23 16:43

    Good thing it wasn't a 'broek-slang', an attack can lead to serious swelling of the stomach.

  • rdeloca - 2012-08-24 12:20

    Snakes have oppressed us since the dawn of man (Eden). The time is nigh to fightback. Anyone signing my petition?

  • ceo.selamolela - 2012-08-25 19:43

    lolest. damn funny

  • Yamikani Chitwanga - 2013-05-07 15:14

    He must be ahuman cat then

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