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Cobra’s severed head bites, kills chef

Twenty minutes after the chef cut off the snakes head, it was still functioning and bit him as he was tossing it in the trash

USA Today

GUANGDONG PROVINCE, China — A chef killed a snake — but the snake had enough time to kill him back.

Chef Peng Fan, of Guangdong Province in China, cut off the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared to dice its body for a soup, the Daily Mail reports.

But 20 minutes later, as Peng was tossing the head in the trash, the head was still functioning. That's when the venomous creature bit the chef, who died before anti-venom could be provided. "We ... could hear screams coming from the kitchen," says one restaurant guest. The bite results in paralysis and asphyxiation, the Daily Mirror notes.

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Michael John Harnell Michael John Harnell Friday, August 29, 2014 7:25:49 AM Freaking zombie snakes! You must destroy the brain.
Patrick Gomer Roberson Patrick Gomer Roberson Friday, August 29, 2014 8:59:27 AM Don't trust the critters even after an hour. Reptiles are cold blooded creatures and their oxygen requirements are much less than a warm blooded animal. I have cleaned turtles, laid their heart on a board beside their head. The next day, the head will still snap and the heart will beat when prodded with a needle or electrical current.
Chris Whiteway Chris Whiteway Friday, August 29, 2014 1:08:00 PM Serves him right for thinking its a good idea to cook a cobra.
Annette Dragich Annette Dragich Monday, September 08, 2014 1:32:23 PM WHAT IN THE WORLD? THIS IS WHAT BUCK WAS TALKING ABOUT AT MOM'S HOUSE YUCK

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