Like in a horror movie: a policeman shot the head of a snake wrapped around a man's neck
Police from Pennsylvania were called to the home and found an unconscious man lying on the floor with a giant snake around his neck.
One of the officers managed to release a shot that hit the snake's head - but the end was bad for everyone
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 00:00
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This kind of thing is only seen in horror movies: a police officer from Pennsylvania in the USA had to shoot the head of a huge snake, which was wrapped around the neck of a man who had a heart attack. In the local media it was reported that around 2:00 pm, two police officers were called by relatives and arrived at the home of a 28-year-old man and found him lying on the floor, unresponsive and between life and death.
Because of the snake's length (5.5 meters), part of it was around the victim's neck and its head was sticking out some distance. This is what gave the officers a direct view of the snake's head. One of the officers He was standing at the edge of the room when the snake looked at him. At this point, the officer had a split second to send a bullet at the snake's head and he did, injuring the reptile who released his grip on the neck and crawled away.
The officers provided the man with first aid and took him to the hospital.
According to the report in the local media, it was initially reported that the victim managed to survive, but the snake later died from its wounds.
However, after a few days the man also passed away after four days in the hospital.
According to the police investigation, the snake was one of the pets that the man kept in his house - among them several other snakes.
"It's not like the police had a chance to stop and ask questions," said their commander, "the call came as a man in cardiac arrest, so they had to act. They really didn't have time to find out the circumstances."
After the initial investigation, it turned out that the man killed in the incident was Elliot Sansman and the snake was of the multi-choke type also known as a bolt snake.
According to his relatives, Senseman often rescued unwanted or abandoned animals he found, especially snakes.
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