Brutal: Chinese Chef Dies From Severed Cobra Head Bite

August 25, 2014


A Chinese chef was killed after a cobra bit his hand some twenty minutes after severing its head. The chef was preparing snake soup (a delicacy) and was bitten when he went to throw the snake's head away in the trash. Me? I would demanded a lowly busboy do it.

'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.'

Residents of the Guangdong province have a long history of enjoying snake meats of all sorts in local culinary dishes.

One local said: 'Snake meat is really good for us. It is not so easy to get and is expensive but it has spectacular health benefits.'

Never trust a dead snake -- that's the lesson here. Or sharks. I don't even trust the ones in formaldehyde at the museum. What? You don't know how long they can hold their breath. They could just be waiting for the right time to strike. Same goes for those resin paperweights with the spiders and scorpions inside.

Thanks to Jessie, who generally shies away from eating penis-shaped animals. Same, but I will get down on some mushrooms all day every day.

  • asdfadfs

    bullshit. i think the sioux chef did it

  • Joey Svitek

    On the list of "Badass Ways to Die," this is at the top.

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    that snake head is still alive to this day

  • zin

    Did he die?

  • Nightman67

    The clue's in the headline...

  • Bling Nye

    Yep. I severed a rattlesnake's head one night at about 2 or 3 AM and when I picked up the headless body to toss it out of the truck about 6 hours later, it tried to coil around my arm. Freaked me right the hell out and I used a shovel to flick the head out in an abundance of caution; when the head hit the ground it made several bitey motions before going still.

    (The snake was killed not out of whimsy or spite, but out of safety, since it was found repeatedly near a cattle gate that myself and others were using multiple times. We were having to open and close the gate on foot each time, and needed to remove the risk of being bitten by the snake.)

  • Ranjit Sapkota

    you call it risk from animals then what should they call when SO CALLED SUPERIOR humans take away their habitat ?

  • o0THX11380o

    Im glad you didn't kill the snake out of whimsy, that would have been too much.

  • DrZanz

    Indeed. I think those that kill snakes out of whimsy need to reassess their lives somewhat.

  • Guest

    dude, the one he killed was totally a demon in disguise, you don't need excuses for that

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  • Bad Boy Bubby

    Fuck your co-Worker's ex-wife

  • Proteon

    "Enjoying snake meats" and "Spectacular health benefits" seem unlikely quotes from this article but there it is

  • MustacheHam

    That is why one must finish it with fire....before it attacks again.

    "OMG it just sprouted spider legs!!! It's going after the manager!!!"

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