Angry man kills cobra snake by biting it

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By: Ryan Lee Hall 

"The snake bit me so I bit the snake back," an angry man said.

A Nepalese man, who was bitten by a cobra, bit the snake back and killed the reptile, in a tit-for-tat attack.

Mohamed Psalm Miya chased the snake that bit him on his rice field this week, picked it up and bit the snake, until the snake died.

"I could have killed the snake with a stick, but I did it with my teeth instead because I was angry," the 55-year-old Miya, who lives in a village about 200 kilometers or 125 miles southeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu, said.

The serpent, called "Goman" in Nepal, is also known as the common cobra.

A police official, Niraj Shahi, said the man, who was being treated at a clinic of the people, was not in danger of death.

"He will not be charged for killing the snake, because the reptile was not among snake species in danger of extinction in Nepal," the police official said.