Snake bites 2-year-old girl, who bites it back until it dies
KANTAR, Turkey (KAKE) - A 2-year-old girl reportedly responded to a snake biting her lip by biting the reptile back until it died.
Newsweek reports the incident happened August 10 in the child's backyard in the village of Kantar, Turkey.
Neighbors heard the child screaming and ran to the scene. When they arrived, they reportedly found the child with bite wounds on her mouth and a 20-inch snake dangling from her teeth, according to Newsweek.
"Our neighbors have told me that the snake was in the hand of my child, she was playing with it and then it bit her," said Mehmet Ercan, the toddler's father told Mirror. "Then, she has bitten the snake back as a reaction."
Neighbors called paramedics and performed first aid. The child was treated at a local hospital.
Newsweek noted that the child was treated at Bingol Maternity and Children's Hospital.
It's unclear what type of snake bit the child.
The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million to 5.4 million people get bitten by snakes annually worldwide. The WHO reports 1.8 million to 2.7 million people develop clinical illness and 81,000 to 138,000 die from complications.