Jeez, what a way to go. You think you’re fixing a nice dinner of Indochinese Spitting Cobra for your customers, and then all of a sudden the snake decides he’s taking you with him:
A Chinese chef cooking a dish with cobra flesh was killed by the snake he had planned to eat — when the creature’s severed head chomped down on him first.
Peng Fan set the Indochinese spitting cobra’s head aside while chopping its body for a soup, the Mirror newspaper reported.
But when he tried to toss the reptile’s head in the trash 20 minutes later, it bit him, injecting him with its fast-acting venom.
Apparently a snake’s head can live for up to an hour separated from its body. I call that an “important safety tip.”
Best line goes to one of the customer’s, though, after hearing the chef’s screams:
After we heard that, we did not continue with our meal.
PS: Yep, this poor neglected blog. Must pay more attention to it.