Yes, you read that headline correct.
The 41 year-old man was playing with the decapitated head of what’s believed to have been a venomous cottonmouth snake when he was bitten.
“I saw it swimming down along the creek and everything. And, I ran down and hit it with the machete and killed it and brought it up,” the man’s friend told FOX10 TV.
“He picked the head up,” the friend said, and inserted his finger into the dead snake’s mouth.
The man initially refused treatment, but paramedics returned to the scene after the man began to show symptoms from the venom.
The victim was transported to USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, where he received anti-venom treatment and was later released.