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[Graphic] Guangdong Man Dies from Bite from Severed Snake Head

Posted: 08/25/2014 1:06 pm

Snakes-head[This post contains content which may be upsetting to some readers]

A chef in Foshan, Guangdong has been killed by the Thailand king cobra he was preparing for a meal when it bit him long after its head was cut off, reports China Daily. Some reports say the head had been severed for 10 minutes when the bite occurred, with other reports saying 20 minutes had passed.

The victim has been identified as Peng Fan from Shunde. He was working in an unidentified restaurant that serves poisonous snakes to customers. Peng was throwing out the decapitated snake head when he was bit.

“It is a highly unusual case but it appears to be just an accident,” a police spokesman said. “He prepared the snake himself and was just unlucky. There was nothing that could be done to save the man. Only the anti-venom could have helped but this was not given in time. It was just a tragic accident.”

One news report used the incident to look more closely at the dangers posed by severed snake heads. It shows how snakes continue to move after having their heads separated from their body. This video goes to a a snake farm where several snakes have their heads cut off:

severed snake head

Earlier this month, an online community was outraged because they suspected a Shenzhen woman released live poisonous snakes into a local park.

Southern China is home to 35 types of snakes that are venomous. These include the Chinese cobra, the king cobra, Fea’s viper, and Russell’s viper.

Photo: Daily Mail


Snake on a Bed: 2.5 Meter-Long Python Found in Dongguan Bedroom

Posted: 06/10/2014 10:38 am

Few people want to get out of bed in the morning and, as discovered by one Dongguan woman, neither did the 2.5 meter-long python she found nestled under her sheets.

python dongguan burmese At around 6pm on June 6 during Dragon Boat Festival, a woman surnamed Wang went to her second-story bedroom in Shanmei New Town, Dongguan to find the enormous snake in her bed underneath the covers. Without skipping a beat, Wang’s nephew, Haibo, snapped a photo of the 12.5 kilogram snake and posted it on Weibo.

During an interview with the Yangcheng Evening Report, Wang Haibo confirmed the story to be true. When the family discovered the snake, Wang took charge claiming he was taught how to capture snakes while serving with the army in Hainan Province.

Wang crept up slowly and grabbed the python by the head. The snake then began coiling around his wrist. Wang then asked for a bag to put the snake in, but there wasn’t one in the house. It wasn’t until a neighbor showed up with a cloth bag a half hour later that the python was subdued.

READ: Fearless 13-Year Old In Dongguan Sleeps with 220lbs Python,
Parents Encourage It

Unfortunately, this report doesn’t explain a few things: why a Dongguan woman would use bedcovers during this sweltering heat, why “snake capturing” is a skill taught in the army (Metal Gear Solid 3?), or what happened during the 30 minutes between the time the snake wrapped itself around Wang’s wrist and when the bag finally arrived.

However, Wang explains with artful precision the reason why you should be afraid to sleep  ever again the python was found in his aunt’s bed:

It has been raining continuously lately, and the heat during Dragon Boat Festival has been tremendously hot and stuffy. It may be that this big snake may have felt it was too hot, and crawled up from the sewers and into the house.

Up from the sewers and into a second-floor bedroom? Is there any correlation with the board game Snakes and Ladders?

Burmese pythons are indigenous to Guangdong Province and Southeast Asia, and some residents keep the snakes as pets. Last June, Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou became the new home of six albino Burmese pythons.

 Photo: Yangcheng Evening Report


Fearless 13-year old in Dongguan sleeps with 220lb python, parents encourage it

Posted: 02/4/2013 8:51 am

We’ve all taken something to bed with us at one time or another – like a cuddly toy or our partners – but one fearless 13-year-old in Dongguan has been sleeping with his pet Burmese python for the last 12 years.

Weighing in at 220lbs (or the equivalent of a rather fat man) and stretching 15ft, the slippery creature is more than capable of crushing his companion.

For the majority of people, the sight of a snake, no matter how big or small, would rattle our cages – and that’s putting it mildly. At worst, you’d completely freak out.

In various images, Azhe Lin can be seen kissing the snake’s head and laying in bed with it nonchalantly – and it captures just how big the animal is.

Lin’s father Chan has been telling media is son’s unique relationship has grown so much that the pair are inseparable.

From early on, the snake would act as some sort of playmate for Azhe whilst his parents were busy making a living.

It’s certainly the ultimate toy but it will raise a lot of alarm bells over the parenting.

Nevertheless, this is the ultimate good luck symbol in the upcoming Year of the Snake.

Photo: ChinaSMACK

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