Man swallows snake for $2 bet in India

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An Indian man cheated death after a swallowing a highly poisonous snake for a bet worth just a couple of dollars.

Zaver Rathod, 35, killed the reptile by hurling stones at it after it bit one of his friends in Surat, in the eastern state of Gujurat, The Times of India reported today.

Egged on by his companions, the farm labourer then consumed the entire snake raw for a 100 Rupee bet ($2.42).

However, he soon fell violently ill and was rushed to the hospital yesterday with severe nausea and vomiting.

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