Chef cooking snake dies after cobra bites him 20 minutes after head was cut off

Published 5 years ago by: kod bala
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at 06:59 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)

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A chef preparing a dish from cobra flesh died when the snake's head bit him - 20 minutes after it was cut off. Victim Peng Fan had been preparing a special dish made from the Indochinese spitting cobra, a rare delicacy in Asia where eating snakes is commonplace. But when he went to throw the serpent's severed head into the waste bin, it bit him - injecting him with its fast acting venom. Police say Mr Peng died before he could be given life saving anti-venom in hospital. Diners who were eating in the restaurant at the time have described screams coming from the kitchen as the tragedy unfolded.

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Restaurant guest Lin Sun, 44, who was in the restaurant with his wife Su at the time said: "We were in the restaurant having a meal for my wife's birthday when suddenly there was a lot of commotion.

"We did not know what was happening but could hear screams coming from the kitchen.

"There were calls for a doctor in the restaurant but unfortunately by the time medical assistance arrived the man had already died. After we heard that we did not continue with our meal."

A police spokesman said: "It is a highly unusual case but it appears to be just an accident. 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."

The snake was being diced up to be made into snake soup, which is a delicacy in the area and a much sought after dish in high-end restaurants. China has seen a rising demand for snake products, not only in restaurants but also for use in traditional medicine.

Snake expert Yang Hong-Chang - who has spent 40 years studying cobras - says all reptiles can function for up to an hour after losing body parts, or even their entire body.

Mr Yang said: "It is perfectly possible that the head remained alive and bit Peng's hand. By the time a snake has lost its head, it’s effectively dead as basic body functions have ceased, but there is still some reflexive action.

"It means snakes have the capability of biting and injecting venom even after the head has been severed."

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zeigbo at 08:09 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Snake soup O0ops

paulohking at 08:43 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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the hunter being hunted
DrSoba at 09:05 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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beneno at 09:08 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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china dey also drink snake blood  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
chidi4reala at 09:10 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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whizspecoy at 09:34 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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The poison from d dead snake its same as life one
dareper at 09:35 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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dynasty4all at 09:54 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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seveneleven at 10:31 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Rip Chef
chicco77 at 10:34 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
winace at 10:41 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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I heard wen a snake head is severe from d body, its more dangerous than wen alive dat anythg or object dat head touch it will hang on to it till finally died.
akinmanchy at 11:09 AM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Snake soup? No thanks

Originalsly at 12:37 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Hmmm.......cobra strikes back...kill and be killed.
longben at 02:05 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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the man sef for bite the snake back!!!! do me i do you, snake nor go vex
nono24 at 02:53 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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may be snake is a human bing
Wysetots at 03:31 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Na waa ooo
Wysetots at 04:09 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Na waa ooo
morgrawl231 at 06:13 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
osamabinladin at 07:44 PM, 23/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
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