7 Terrifying Snake Attacks in History
Snakes are scary animals and some people have died due to snakebites or been strangled and suffocated.
These are 7 deadly snake attack stories on humans!
These are 7 of the most terrifying snake attacks in history. You won’t believe what some of these people have been through.
Number 7: Debi Grudzinski
An experienced wildlife worker named Debi Grudzinski had been working with a boa constrictor named Icenia for eight years. That relationship came to an abrupt end in July, 2011 when Icenia attacked Debbi! Debi was reaching inside the snake’s cage to give it some water when out of nowhere, the snake bit and latched on to her.
After biting Debi’s hand, Icenia began to coil around Debi and tried suffocating her to death. The 14-foot long boa constrictor was able to wrap about half its body around Debi. As she started to feel faint, her daughter heard the commotion and called 911. Emergency workers managed to slice the snake until it released Debi. Both Debi and Icenia the snake survived the ordeal, although Icenia is no longer under Debi’s care.
Number 6: Kevin Fowler and Tommy
In October of 2015, country singer Kevin Fowler found a rattlesnake in the garden of his Texas home. Fowler posted a photo of the snake followed by a tirade against snakes and those who would not like to see all snakes killed. He then posted pictures of his friend Tommy, who was bit by a rattlesnake a year earlier. The photos depict gruesome wounds that Tommy suffered and according to Fowler, he was still in rehab.
Fowler posted pictures with following caption:
“Ran into this little fellow in my shed this week. Third one this month. All of you people who cry about folks killing rattlesnakes have probably never seen what it looks like when you get bit by one. The other two pics are of my buddy Tommy’s hand after getting bit last year. He’s still going through surgeries and rehab. All of you rattlesnake sympathizers will change your tune when your kid gets bit playing in your backyard.”–Kevin Fowler
Number 5: Erik Arietta
Erik Arietta was a zookeeper and biology student in Venezuela when he was attacked and killed by a Burmese Python. While working at the zoo, Erik made the mistake of opening the Python’s cage alone at night. The next morning he was found strangled to death by the snake that was attempting to eat him. The python had half of Erik’s head in its mouth when the body was discovered. His coworkers had to beat the snake until it released Erik’s body.
While the exact details of the attack are unknown, bite marks were found on Erik’s wrists, which would suggest that he was bit before being crushed to death. It is unclear why Erik decided to open the snake’s cage and what exactly prompted the deadly attack.