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Man, snake bite each other in Bihar, both land on the hospital beds


PATNA: A man in Bihar bit a deadly snake in a fit of anger after the reptile bit him in his thumb while he was trying to catch it.

Both of them are safe after being administered timely medical aid. The bizarre incident took place in Sitamarhi district, some 140 km north of Patna on Monday.

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As per reports, Rama Shankar, a resident of Lagama village under Dumra block in Sitamarhi district, got a call from a neighbour Motilal Mahato in the day about presence of a deadly cobra in his home.

The caller requested the man to come immediately and catch the snake.

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Soon after receiving the call, the man rushed to Mahato’s home and began searching for the snake hiding in a hole.

Even as he was trying to catch the snake, it slipped out of his hands and bit his thumb. This infuriated the man who instantly reacted by biting the snake too near its hood.

Subsequently, the man packed the wounded snake in a jar and rushed to the local hospital for treatment on foot. Doctors at the hospital instantly administered him medical aid which saved his life.

“By the time he reached us, his condition was deteriorating but we instantly began treatment and administered him anti-venom drugs. He is safe now,” Dr Nirmal Kumar who treated the man told the media today.

The injured snake too is stated to be out of danger.

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