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Man survives snake bite

/ 08:13 AM August 19, 2012

A LUPON member of Barangay Pit-oas in Cebu City was bitten by a “hanlulokay”, a type of snake which entered their house in Villa Leyson yesterday afternoon.

But George Arcayan was lucky that the three-foot long snake that bit him isn’t poisonous.

He received an anti-tetanus serum injection at the Cebu City Medical Center and was discharged at 5 p.m yesterday.

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Arcayan said the snake entered the living room past noontime.  He said he got a kitchen knife and stabbed the snake twice.  “I only knew that I got bitten when my right thumb bled,” he said.

He wrapped his thumb with a rubber band to prevent the venom from spreading. The incident occured days after a zoo worker survived a bite from a King Cobra at the Cebu City Zoo. Chief of Reporters Doris C. Bongcac

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