But when he came back 45 minutes later to get rid of the snake, it bit him twice, a news channel reported.

Thomas said that he saw two little marks on his hand and was taken to the hospital where he was given antivenene and spent two days in intensive care.

Australian Reptile Park curator Liz Vella said that snakes retained their bite reflex and could still be venomous for up to an hour after death.

Courtesy: Mid-day

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