The mother of a 17 month-old boy was shocked and scared when her son ran home with blood in his mouth and on his hands and a dead snake whose venom easily kills. It turned out that the toddler managed to kill the deadly viper with a bite while he was playing in the garden.
The incident occured in the town of Mostardas in Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil on Sunday.
Jaine Ferreira Figueira, 19, told the G1 news she realized her son, Lorenzo, was very quiet playing in the garden with a dog and she “went to see if anything had happened.”
Both parents immediately took the boy to the Sao Luiz hospital some 175 km from Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul state.
They also managed to retrieve the snake from the toddler’s hands, put it in a bottle and brought it to the hospital for identification.