Blimey, beheaded snake bites rancher
I've heard of a chicken running around with it's head cut off off, but a rattlesnake biting someone after being beheaded is just freaky. And as this rancher said,
It still gives me the creeps to think that son-of-a gun could to that"
And here's the story,
Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can be dangerous.
That's what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding his horses Monday night, when a more than a metre-long rattler slithered onto his central Washington property, about 80 kilometres southeast of Yakima.
Mr. Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck.
“When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised around and did a backflip almost, and bit my finger,” Mr. Anderson said. “I had to shake my hand real hard to get it to let loose.”