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8/21/2014 (1 year ago)

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Indian man bites and kill venomous blue krait

They say when a man bites dog, its news. A man in India did that adage one better by biting a venomous blue krait snake, and managed to live to tell the tale.

Kraits are one of the four poisonous snakes which account for the most attacks in India where 50,000 people are killed by venomous bites annually.

Kraits are one of the four poisonous snakes which account for the most attacks in India where 50,000 people are killed by venomous bites annually.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/21/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Blue krait, snakes, venom, attacks


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A man in central India killed the snake by biting it after he saw the reptile slithering towards him in bed.

Rai Singh, from Chhattisgarh, told TV reporters he feared the venomous blue krait was about to bite him -- and decided on a "first strike" tactic and bite the creature.

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"At nine o'clock in the evening while I went to sleep on my bed, I saw a snake and tried to shoo it away with a stick but it attacked me. I bit it", he told TV reporters.

His neighbor R.S Singh described the incident as "astonishing" and said it was a "miracle that he survived since this snake is highly venomous."

Highly venomous, up to 80 percent of the blue kraits victims die after suffering progressive paralys

Highly venomous, up to 80 percent of the blue kraits victims die after suffering progressive paralysis.


Kraits are one of the four poisonous snakes which account for the most attacks in India where 50,000 people are killed by venomous bites annually.

Nocturnal, the blue krait often wriggles into homes at night during the monsoon season to keep dry. The bites of these species rarely cause pain and often go unnoticed by their victims as they sleep.

Highly venomous, up to 80 percent of their victims die after suffering progressive paralysis.

There has been a series of attacks on snakes on the Indian subcontinent in recent years in which they were bitten and killed by people who feared they were the prey.

A gondh tribesman in Madhya Pradesh bit a snake and snapped it in half last year after it bit his hand as he was fishing in a river. A farmer in Nepal bit a cobra to death which had bitten him as he worked in a rice paddy.

Animal rights advocates are calling for greater understanding of snakes.

"Snakes are the most misunderstood creatures and often victims of a lack of information and awareness. People react in panic without considering whether the snake is venomous or not," Pooja Bhale, with the snake rescue and awareness group, the Protecterra Ecological Foundation.

Most human attacks on snakes are borne of ignorance as most snakes only attack if they feel cornered or threatened, Bhale said.

"If the humans act cautiously and divert their attention, they can save themselves as well as the snakes," she added.

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