Venomous Snake Under Shared Bike Seat Bites User in Guangzhou

By Matthew Bossons, September 14, 2017

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A man in Guangzhou is recovering from a venomous Chinese tree viper bite this week, after he was bit on the hand while attempting to adjust the seat on a Bluegogo shared bike, according to a GZTV report

The snake, which was hiding under the bike’s seat, was killed by the bite victim and several others who witnessed the incident. The man, identified as A Hui, was then transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

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The Chinese tree viper, sometimes also referred to as a bamboo viper or a Stejneger's pit viper, is among the world’s most venomous species of snakes and is native to Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian and Zhejiang in China, as well as Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

A bite from this cheeky green snake will unleash a hemotoxin into the body, which will leave the victim in excruciating pain and cause tissue and organ damage. Severe, untreated cases will result in death.

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While the GZTV report neglects to mention where the incident occurred in Guangzhou, the story does state that the bike was near “trees and flowers.” 

So, cyclists, we presume the lesson here is: give your next shared bike a good look over if you happen to find it near foliage. 

Curious what to do in the event of a venomous snake bike? We have a guide for that!

READ MORE: Snakes Released in Buddhist Ritual Terrorize Guangzhou Residents

[Images via PinterestGZTV]

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