Indonesian Youth Dies from Bite from Pet King Cobra

On Tuesday December 12, 2017, a Facebook account under the name of Sylendra Gaunk Sunardi uploaded a set of photos showing a young man posing with a poisonous King Cobra snake. One of the photos showed what was claimed to be a bite wound from the snake, accompanied with a caption reading “Between life and … Continue reading “Indonesian Youth Dies from Bite from Pet King Cobra”

Popular Russian YouTuber Livestreams Suicide by Black Mamba

31 year old Arslan Valeev of St Petersburg, Russia was a popular YouTuber with hundreds of thousands of subscribers. A former zoo employee, Arslan Valeev was a snake expert and often featured exotic animals in his videos. He used to run the channel with his wife Ekaterina Pyatyzhkina, but their marriage fell apart after Katya … Continue reading “Popular Russian YouTuber Livestreams Suicide by Black Mamba”

13 Year Old Girl’s Leg Rots Away from Snake Bite

A 13 year old Venezuelan girl was bitten by a venomous snake but instead of seeking immediate anti venom treatment at a hospital, she was instead subjected to local, indigenous remedies. When it finally became apparent after a month of unsuccessful treatment, that the child was in severe danger of losing her life, she was … Continue reading “13 Year Old Girl’s Leg Rots Away from Snake Bite”

Florida Snake Expert Steve Masek Bitten in the Face by Burmese Python

As their name would suggest, Burmese Pythons are indigenous to Burma or thereabout in Asia. However some made their way to Florida either because they escaped from captivity or perhaps because they were released by irresponsible owners who no longer wanted to look after them. Video below is from an Animal Planet “Monster Week” Special … Continue reading “Florida Snake Expert Steve Masek Bitten in the Face by Burmese Python”

Man vs Wild Producer Steve Rankin Bitten in Foot by Venomous Pit Viper

Steve Rankin – a producer for Man vs Wild, a popular Discovery Channel show featuring survivalist Bear Grylls was bitten in the foot by a venomous pit viper known as a fer-de-lance snake, or by its scientific name of Bothrops Asper while scouting locations in Costa Rica. Fer-de-lance snakes are sometimes referred to as the … Continue reading “Man vs Wild Producer Steve Rankin Bitten in Foot by Venomous Pit Viper”

Bitten in Hand by Rattlesnake

I came across a recent story about a farmer in Brazil who died having been bitten by a rattlesnake. The article referred to the snake as “Cobra Rattlesnake” – not sure what that is all about but who cares. Photo above is not of the incident, but it was used with the article for illustration … Continue reading “Bitten in Hand by Rattlesnake”