A 70-year-old man has died after sinking his teeth into a venomous snake that first bit him – and taking a chunk out of the deadly reptile.
The bizarre incident occurred in the village of Ajanwa in the Indian state of Gujarat as farmers were loading maize onto a lorry.
Local media report the 70-year-old man, named in reports as Parvat Gala Baria, spotted the snake but did not move out of its way and it bit him.
The OAP reportedly reacted to the bite by picking up the venomous snake and biting it back, taking a chunk out of the reptile.
Baria’s daughter-in-law, named in reports as Leela Baria said relatives then burnt the snake to kill it before taking its burnt remains to the hospital along with her father-in-law.
In the photo, the burnt remains of the snake, which has not been identified, can be seen on the floor.
Baria was taken to a hospital in Lunawada before being transferred to Godhra Civil Hospital where he was declared dead four hours after the initial snakebite.
Leela Baria described Parvat biting the snake as “an act of revenge”.
It is unclear if an investigation has been launched into the incident.