Woman in a Pickle After Bottled Up Pickled Snake Wakes Up and Bites Back

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 7, 2013 at 6:51 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A bizarre and extremely freaky incident occurred in Harbin City, Northern China, when a woman was caught unawares after a pickled venomous snake in a jar woke up after 3 months and bit her.

The snake, a viper, was pickled sometime in June this year.
 Woman in a Pickle After Bottled Up Pickled Snake Wakes Up and Bites Back
Woman in a Pickle After Bottled Up Pickled Snake Wakes Up and Bites Back

The woman was actually in the process of making the strange concoction called Shejiu, known in Asia for its healing properties.

The snake had been surviving in the jar since June and this is possible only if the jar was not airtight.

Experts have said that snakes do have the ability to reduce their metabolism which allows them to survive even if they are pickled.

The woman in question, who did not want to be identified, reached out for the bottle of pickle after she suffered from joint pains, and seeing that it was dry, poured more alcohol into the bottle. As she did so, the viper inside the bottle began to wiggle, jumped out of the bottle and bit her finger.

The woman was rushed to hospital and fortunately saved due to timely treatment.



Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Pickles Fleabites 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive