One of the world's most venomous snakes, the western brown snake, has twice bitten a six-year-old boy named Joel Koning. The child miraculously survived.
According to The West Australian, the incident took place near a child's home in a city in western Australia. The boy's mother said that her son came to her and told her about the snakebite. The boy asked what would happen to him after the bite.
“Am I going to heaven?” The boy asked, to which the woman answered him positively, after which the child fell.
“He huddled in agony. I knew I had to make him breathe, so I walked around the house with him and breathed oxygen into his mouth every third step. His eyes rolled back, he wheezed,”the woman said.
After the snake attacked her son, she took him to the hospital. Later, the child was transported by plane to a hospital in the city of Perth.
Eight days later, the boy was bitten again by a snake in his left leg. This time the boy was stung by Gunther's false viper. The child later admitted that he hoped to survive after being bitten by a snake.
“I prayed about it, and my prayer came true,” - said Joel. Apparently, the boy was lucky to have an antidote to the poison in his body.
Seven months later, the boy is still terrified of the noise in the bushes. His family fears that snakes will become more dangerous during the warmer months.
Earlier News.ru reported that a child was bitten by a snake near Orenburg.