Boy Bites Snake: Deadly Viper Killed By 17-Month-Old
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November 3 , 2015 , 13:32 IST
A 17-month-old boy killed a venomous viper with a bite while playing. According to local news report, the boy's mother was shocked and scared when her son ran home with blood in his mouth and on his hands and a dead snake whose venom easily kills.
The incident took place in the town of Mostardas in Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil on Sunday.
Jaine Ferreira Figueira, 19, told the G1 news she realized her son, Lorenzo, was very quiet playing in the garden with a dog and she “went to see if anything had happened.” “But he was already in the room, and with the snake in his mouth," she said.
The boy's parents immediately took him to a hospital. They also managed to retrieve the snake from the toddler’s hands, put it in a bottle and brought it to the hospital for identification.
The snake turned out to be a jararaca, or pit viper, which inhabits Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Without medical help the snake’s bite can be fatal and symptoms include hemorrhage, shock and kidney failure.
Initially the parents thought that the dog had killed the deadly viper, but the doctor said that it was probably the boy himself who killed the serpent.
“He bit the young jararaca close to its head, which immobilized it and prevented it from biting him,” the doctor said, “The boy was very shaken up — I think it was a self-defense instinct that kicked in, or he thought it was a toy.”