SRINAGAR, INDIA (Web Desk) – A desperate farmer got more than he bargained for when he stopped his field work to take a leak and a snake appeared from nowhere and sunk its fangs into his penis.
The farmer, who had been caught short and was urinating in a field, waited for three hours before the pain became unbearable and he rushed to A&E.
Doctors inspected the 46-year-old’s member which had become grossly swollen and was covered in blisters where the bite had made its impact.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the fang marks were obviously visible leading them to search for an antidote.
The incident, which happened in the Himalayas, shocked doctors who probed the man for information on what the creature looked like.
He identified the serpent by using the name ‘gunas’ which was then discovered to be a Levantine viper.
Doctors began to notice the man’s blood was clotting rapidly as the venom travelled around his body and injected him with a drug that neutralised the poison.
He was left in hospital for three days following the attack – and had black wounds where the viper punctured his penis due to necrosis which causes the tissue to wither and die.
The medics at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India subsequently checked up on the unlucky man – and discovered that after four days after he was discharged that the swelling on his penis had decreased.
Snakes bite around five million people worldwide each year and cause 100,000 deaths.