An eight-year-old in India boy has shocked many after he killed a cobra that had wrapped itself around his arm.
The boy, identified only as Deepak, reportedly bit the reptile after it wrapped itself around him while he was playing in the garden of his home in Pandrapath village in Chhattisgarh on Monday.
According to Mail Online, the cobra latched on to him while he was playing outside his family home and wound its body around his arm, before rearing back and biting down to inject its deadly poison.
Fighting through the pain, Deepak furiously shook his arm but couldn’t release the reptile, at which point he decided to give the attacker a taste of its own medicine and viciously sank his own teeth into its body, successfully killing the animal.
‘The snake got wrapped around my hand and bit me. I was in great pain,’ Deepak told The New Indian Express.
‘As the reptile didn’t budge when I tried to shake it off, I bit it hard twice. It all happened in a flash,’ he said.
The boy’s parents later rushed him to a nearby medical centre where he was kept under observation to ensure he would recover successfully.
An examination of his injury led doctors to discover that he sustained a ‘dry bite’, meaning the cobra did not release any venom.
‘Deepak didn’t show any symptoms and recovered fast owing to the dry bite when the poisonous snake strikes but no venom is released,’ a snake expert told The New Indian Express.