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Boy, 8, kills deadly cobra after being bitten by biting it back 

Deepak tried in vain to shake it off, so he resorted to the unthinkable

November 3, 2022 9:11pm

Updated: November 4, 2022 9:27am

In a “bizarre incident,” an 8-year-old boy in India managed to kill a deadly cobra after it bit him by biting it back on Monday, the New Indian Express reported. 

Deepak, the 8-year-old boy, was playing in his backyard in the remote village of Pandarpadh when he encountered the venomous snake. 

The snake bit Deepak’s arm and then wrapped itself around his hand and wouldn’t let go. Deepak tried in vain to shake it off, so he resorted to the unthinkable. 

“The snake got wrapped around my hand and bit me,” Deepak explained to The New Indian Express. “I was in great pain. As the reptile didn’t budge when I tried to shake it off, I bit it hard twice. It all happened in a flash.”

Deepak’s bites were so hard that he ended up killing the snake. After he was able to get the snake off of his arm, he was rushed to the hospital and given anti-venom medicine.

“He was quickly administered anti-snake venom and kept under observation for the entire day, and discharged,” Dr. Jems Minj told the Express.

“Deepak didn’t show any symptoms and recovered fast, owing to the dry bite when the poisonous snake strikes but no venom is released,” snake expert Qaiser Hussain told the Express. “Such snakebites are painful and may show only local symptoms around the area of the bite.”