03-22-2004, 09:43 AM #1Former Member
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Thai who held a world record for tolerating snakes dies of snake bite
Well it was really only a matter of time
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - A man who was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for spending the longest time with snakes has died after being bitten by one of his 30 pet snakes, doctors said Monday.
Boonreung Bauchan, known as the Snake Man, died on Friday, a day after suffering a venomous bite by a mamba, said Dr. Wipha Praituen of Praibung hospital in the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket. She told The Associated Press that Boonreung was bitten on the right elbow, and "the poison had spread throughout his body when he arrived at the hospital."
Boonreung, 34, won a mention in the Guinness book after spending seven days in an enclosure with snakes in 1998 to set a world record.
Wipha said Boonreung's relatives told her that Boonreung was showing a new cobra he got from the jungle to villagers when he was bitten. However, Boonreung took an herbal medicine and a shot of whisky and continued with the show until he collapsed.
03-22-2004, 10:00 AM #2
......and the moral of this story is................
So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"