Man takes selfie with Python, ends up getting bit on the shoulder
posted by Alan F. / Sep 24, 2016, 10:15 PM
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
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"
posted on Sep 24, 2016, 10:27 PM 25
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but billion dollar question is "did he succeeded in taking selfie"
posted on Sep 24, 2016, 10:30 PM 8
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Neh, just another narcissistic iPhone user with an iPhone 5c: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
posted on Sep 24, 2016, 10:50 PM 8
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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.
posted on Sep 24, 2016, 11:33 PM 2
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.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 7:06 AM 2
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From a python bite? Not likely FAM'. Although...... I kinda wish he'd at least get sick or something :D.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 12:31 AM 0
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.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 12:34 AM 1
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Very interesting, what did you used to feed it?
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 12:45 AM 0
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.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 1:06 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 1:05 AM 0
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