A fearless young woman who was bitten by a snake has wowed the public in China after capturing the reptile with her bare hands before taking it with her to the hospital.
According to a hospital in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, the slithering creature was curled like a wristband around her wrist as she calmly went to the ER so the medics could identify it.
Huang Shengqiang, the ER doctor who treated the woman, said the snake was a non-venomous, red-banded snake.
According to Dr Huang, there was no swelling around the patient’s wound, so she was given a simple treatment.
She calmly filled the hospital registration form while still grabbing the snake with her thumb and fingers.
‘She is a femme fatale,’ gushed ER nurse Ma Nina at Jinhua’s Pujiang Hospital as she recalled the incident which occurred during the wee hours on Sunday.
According to reports, the 20-year-old young lady told the doctor that she was searching for her dropped phone in the shrubs when she wasbitten by the snake, which then crawled onto her palm.
The woman then caught the snake.
Pujiang Hospital said its doctors had treated many patients suffering from snake bites this summer, but this was the first time that they had seen someone coming into the ER with a live snake.