Man takes selfie with Python, ends up getting bit on the shoulder


Folks, animals and selfies do not mix. We thought that we proved that last year when we told you about Todd Fassler, who had discovered a rattlesnake in the wild and kept it for one year. One day he decided that it would be a great idea to take a selfie with his pet. As it turns out, the snake wasn't totally sold on the idea. The snake bit Todd; as a result, he required the complete stock of anti-venom from two area hospitals to save his life.

That should have been the last time that any PhoneArena writer would have to type the words rattlesnake, selfie and bite all together in one story. Of course, it wasn't. The very next month, a gentleman by the name of Alex Gomez came across a four-foot rattlesnake checking out the lay of the land on his family's ranch. Perhaps Alex is normally a bright guy, but selfie sickness got the best of him. Instead of calling animal control, or a professional snake handler, he decided to take a selfie. You can figure out what happened next.

It has been over a year since Alex Gomez was bitten by a rattlesnake while attempting to snap a selfie. Good for mankind, we thought. The world is maturing, we concluded. After all, we don't even see anyone with a selfie stick these days. But just when we thought that the world was getting collectively smarter, we have to pass along the latest proof than man was not made to shoot selfies with snakes.

A python was recently removed from a school in India's northwestern Rajasthan state. As the snake is being relocated, a guy decides to attempt to snap a selfie with the front end of the creature. Suddenly, he is bit on the shoulder. Luckily enough, he did not suffer any serious injury.

The next time you feel like taking a selfie with an animal, especially a snake, head back to this story and read it until the feeling subsides.

source: SkyNews via HuffingtonPost

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43 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

OMG, I know this is supposed to be serious, but it is just too funny. He was probably using a defected Note 7, and the python was thinking: "Get that phone away from me before it explodes"

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

but billion dollar question is "did he succeeded in taking selfie"

3. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

If so, I want to see it hahaha

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

22. truthwins unregistered

These Samsung trolls can go to any extent just to defend their daddy and mommy samsung

41. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's the source you ignorant fool...

30. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

You are a idiotic troll

42. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Awww, some imbecile on the internet just threw an insult at me without any rational logic to back it...pointless.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He was probably a fanboy of another phone who was so sore about the superiority of the Note 7, he just lashed out. We see it all the time in this site's comments.

23. truthwins unregistered

No it was probably a iphone 7 plus with the hiss noise. During the selfie the python thought he had a another snake (iphone 7 plus ) in his hand .

29. NoAllegiance unregistered

Nah, I just put that comment in there to see how people would react, I guess you could say bait. I have mixed feelings about the Note 7. On the one hand I think it is better than all phablets, however it loses the "punch" it once had because of the its close resemblance to the S7 Edge. Though I'd probably still take an S7 over a note 7.

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It might be close in resemblance to the S7 Edge, but the S-Pen alone makes a heck of a difference. The Note7 has a different UI too.

39. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

I agree , the s-pen does make a world of difference. Granted I haven't owned a note 7, I did have every other Note and absolutely loved the S-pen.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice troll attempt, but it was actually an iphone judging from the video.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And ring tone.

44. michaelny2001

Posts: 310; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

no this is NOT serious. Any idiot who wants a selfie with a Python, a snake that could kill you, doesn't make any serious news. Many people lack common sense, and so i can't take it seriously.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hahaha, this is why you don't f**k with dangerous animals as if they are play things lol.

6. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Price of stupidity.

7. Kumar123 unregistered

Good job Python, that stupid deserves it.

9. iDing-Dong unregistered

Awesome! I hope he dies.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

From a python bite? Not likely FAM'. Although...... I kinda wish he'd at least get sick or something :D.

13. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

At minimum a strong infection.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

The bite you saw on vide isn't even painful. Being stung by a bee or wasp is 100 time more painful (and even that doesn't hurt much). The only thing you feel is shoked for second.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why on earth, would you hope he dies?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

This looks a redtail boa not a pithon. This is how big they are in their adult lives (some can get bigger. But they're considered as pets here in the United States. I had one 8ft living in my flat before I got married. Very tame snake. It had no cage or tank - slept at my feet. They will strike, but the bites don't even hurt and usually let go before you even know It striked. As you can see some people we're actually laughing in the video when the snake striked.

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very interesting, what did you used to feed it?

18. AlikMalix unregistered

Lab rats. They're grown specifically as food for snakes like these. Mine needed two a week (I'd feed two at the same time once a week) But among all snakes I've handled - that one was the biggest BUT very tame. Converted a lot of girls to liking snakes actually. People are being completely ignorant to these creatures as well as big spiders. It's usually the little ones (snakes and spiders) that are dangerous not the guys in the video.

24. truthwins unregistered

Even i had the pet he was a pikachu . Sometimes he use to electrocute me for just fun. But the electric shock was not that painful.

17. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1271; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I found a baby gopher snake a few years back and only had it for a few days. The day I go out to get it a tank it disappeared. A few weeks later I saw it in the bushes a little bigger and now I notice less rats around. Only seen it once more nearly fully grown.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Man that's actually true. The rodents sense a predator in the area and usually stay away. Best repelant actually.

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