It’s been a busy week so I haven’t been able to post much but this caught my eye. A report in Scientific American claims that a farmer in Washington State in the US was bitten by a snake despite having hacked its head off with a shovel. Danny Anderson thought he had the whole situation under control when a snake slithered onto his farm and he de-capitated it. The severed head then ‘did a back flip’ and bit his finger causing him to go to the Emergency Room as the venom made his tongue swell. Not as hideous as headless eels doing stuff independently but pretty weird. Apparently, a viper’s severed head is dangerous for up to 20 to 60 minutes after decapitation.

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