Toddler sinks her teeth into 20-inch snake that had bitten her lip, killing the reptile in revenge
A two-year-old girl killed a snake in revenge for biting her lip by sinking her teeth into it. The toddler, identified only by her initials S.E., was playing in the back garden of her family home in the village of Kantar, in Bingol, Turkey, when her screams were heard by neighbors on August 10.
They dashed to help the youngster, but found she had a 20-inch (50cm) snake clamped in her mouth and a bite mark on her lower lip.
After killing the snake, the neighbours performed first aid and called paramedics, according to local media.
The toddler (pictured), identified only by her initials S.E., was playing in the back garden of her family home in the village of Kantar, in Bingol, Turkey, when her screams were heard by neighbours on August 10
The girl was taken to Bingol Maternity and Children’s Hospital, where she was monitored 24 hours a day. She is now reported to be well and recovering. Horror is an understandable reaction if a toddler bites and kills an animal, regardless of whether it bit them first, as who knows what they’ll do next.
Her relieved father Mehmet Ercan, who was at work when the snake struck, explained: ‘Allah has protected her, really.
‘Our neighbours have told me that the snake was in the hand of my child, she was playing with it and then it bit her.
‘Then she has bitten the snake back as a reaction.’