A man in India has died after chewing on a baby snake in an apparent revenge attack on the reptile.
Rama Mahto captured and bit a baby viper in retaliation for an earlier attack outside his home.
Mahto, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time, was sitting out the front of his house on Sunday when the baby snake reportedly bit him on the leg.
He eventually managed to capture the viper and, in a surprising twist, decided to enact his own unique form of vengeance on the animal.
However, according to Mahto’s family, he was “bitten more than 10 times” on the face while chewing on the snake.
He eventually discarded the reptile in a nearby tree.
Despite his family urging him to go to the hospital and seek treatment, “he refused and went to sleep” believing the snake’s bite carried no venom due to its age.
Mahto went to bed and was found dead on Monday morning.
The official cause of death has not yet been recorded.