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August 28, 2014

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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