An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man's father said today.
The man, Raj Kumar, was relaxing at home, enjoying a drink on Sunday, when a snake slithered into his house in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and bit him, said his father.
'A snake bit him. So, in turn, he bit it and chewed it into pieces,' said the father, Babu Ram.
The man's family took him to the hospital where media said his condition was critical. The snake that bit him was reported to have been a rat snake, which experts regard as usually not venomous.
'This is definitely weird,' said Raj Kumar's doctor, N.P. Singh.
The incident comes two days after an Indian man reportedly suffered a massive heart attack and died after discovering a huge snake had managed to get into his car and was coiling itself around his arm.
The man had been on the phone to his son on July 27, when the snake suddenly started winding itself around him and the man in a panic had asked his son to get help.