Chef killed by severed snake head
A snake came back from the dead to deliver a deadly bite to a chef, 20 minutes after he had chopped its head off. The chef was preparing a dish from cobra flesh when the snake’s head bit him.
Victim Peng Fan had chopped off the head of the Indochinese spitting cobra, a rare delicacy in Asia, to prepare for making the special dish. But when he went to throw the severed snake head into the bin it bit him on the hand, injecting him with fast-acting, deadly venom.
Police say Mr Peng died before he could be given lifesaving anti-venom in hospital.