Decapitated snake has last laugh!
Australia has its fair share of venomous snakes and the next time you’re confronted with one, you may wish to consider how you tackle it.
Cutting off the head of a snake may seem the safest way to ensure you’re not bitten, however, a man in Texas is living proof (only just) that a headless snake can be as dangerous a one that is fully intact.
Having come across a snake in his back garden, Jeremy Sutcliffe wasted no time in decapitating the slithery sucker but when he went to dispose of the body and head, the head bit him. Mr Sutcliffe immediately started having seizures and was airlifted to hospital where 26 doses of ant-venom were administered to combat the snake’s poison.
Left with reduced kidney function the man is in a stable condition; however, anti-venom doctor Leslie Boyer warns against cutting snakes to kill them.
"It's cruel to the animal and it leaves you with a smaller piece that's venomous to pick up," she told Gizmodo.