Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Man attacked by cobra while driving

A South African man remained shockingly calm after a snake came into his car and wrapped around his leg while he was driving.

Gordon Parratt, 69, of Pretoria, said the dangerous Mozambique spitting cobra got inside his car last week at the Biyamiti rest camp in South Africa's Kruger National Park, and several miles after driving off, he felt something like an insect brush against his leg, Beeld, a South African newspaper, reported Wednesday.

"Fortunately I'm not the panicky type," Parratt said. "My wife immediately put her feet up on the dashboard."

The couple stopped at a reptile park in Hazyview, but couldn't find the snake. Instead of leaving the car, however, Parratt wanted to keep driving, and soon found the snake wrapped around his left leg up to the knee amidst heavy traffic and a hard rain, the newspaper said.

Ok, so a poisonous snake gets into your car and you KEEP DRIVING even though it's still in the car? That's insane!

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