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Chef killed by severed cobra's head

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:42 AM

A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head - 20 minutes after it was cut off.

Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin,


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:53 AM


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:02 PM

What the...?  :w00t:

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

Rigor Mortis was obviously setting in, or it was a reflex action of the muscles.  Anyway, that head should have been handled carefully, the venom doesn't "die" with the cobra, unfortunately this chef learnt this the hard way.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:13 PM

I saw a documentary about snakes, one guy cut the head off a snake and its head and body was still alive for about 60 minutes, when the head bit the body and emptied the poison in it! Got to be careful when messing with deadly snakes!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

Really bizarre, snake got its revenge...

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:00 PM

The disembodied head is still alive the whole time, its eyes still move and it will wait and watch for an opportunity to bite. Snakes and Crocodiles and stuff run almost 100% on instinct alone. It's hard wired into them to react to certain situation in a certain may with lightening reflexes and no thinking. Unlike say a dog, which often pauses for thought before reacting and its actions are the sum of it's experience since birth. Snakes are predictable, dogs are not. I like dogs.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:41 PM

I know some people like their food with a bit of a bite but that's going a bit too far.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

We were warned about this as kids regarding the local rattle snakes. even with the head chopped off, we could still get poisoned. You have to be careful with venomous snakes.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

Just carelessness by the chef, nothing really left to say.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

The problem I have with the reflex explanation of this cobra bite is that the snake has to calculate where it is going to bite the hand. It is not just gyrating its fangs back and forth, the head knows where your fingers are and manipulates its mouth to strike a targeted piece of flesh,  sometimes hours after the head is removed. It has to see, taste and calculate how to contort to achieve insertion.

Edited by maximusnow, 24 August 2014 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

How long can a snake's head live?

Edited by theotherguy, 24 August 2014 - 06:40 PM.

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