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Snake Bites Nepalese Man, Man Bites Back

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It seems Mohamed Salmo Miya believes in the old phrase, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth."

The 55-year-old Nepalese man exacted revenge on a venomous snake that had bitten him by doing the same to the reptile, according to the news agency AFP.

He was farming on Tuesday when the cobra bit him.

"I was very angry after the snake bit into me.  Then I followed the snake, grabbed it and bit it to death," he told the Annapurna Post.

He further explained that he chose to bite the snake, as opposed to killing it by some other method, because he was "mad with anger and wanted to take revenge."

Miya received treatment at a local clinic.

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