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A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

Ophidiophobia is considered to be the fear of snakes, although some people may have herpetophobia, which is the fear of reptiles and/or amphibians. People that aren’t afraid of snakes just don’t understand where the fear of them comes from. But a common thing that scares people about snakes is their lack of limbs, their giant fangs, or even the venom that they can shoot at their prey. Did you know that approximately one out of three people are afraid of snakes? Copperheads are well-known in the southern US. They are typically found in North America, and while they do bite, their venom is mild. It is rarely fatal to humans however can be fatal to small pets or children. They are part of the pit viper family, along with rattlesnakes and water moccasins. Copperheads oftentimes make their way into people’s yards and feel threatened by children or pets and strike. In the video below, a Copperhead snake gets its head cut off by a guy who feels the snake was getting too close to his family, but it is what happens next that explains why people are afraid of snakes.

A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

Trying to be as humane as possible, the land owner cuts the head clean off the snake’s body.

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A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

You may have already knew this but once the head is removed from a snake, its body will continue to squirm around. The tail of the beheaded snake started to brush against the head when the unthinkable happens.

A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

The Copperhead’s head strikes its own body. Thew body seems to flinch from the pain or the venom from the bite. This proves just how dangerous venomous snakes can be.

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A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

The head bites harder and harder for over a full minute as the body wiggles back and forth creating a truly terrifying and bizarre sight.

A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

The head doesn’t let go and seems to be fully alive as it sinks its fangs in deeper and deeper.

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A Beheaded Copperhead Snake Attacks Its Own Detached Body

After over a full minute of biting its own body, the head and the body start to lose energy and whatever is possessing it to keep striking itself.

Take a look at the creepy video below. It’s pretty unbelievable. 

After seeing this video, I’ve decided that Copperhead snakes are officially crazy. Did you see his head attack the body even though nothing is attached to each other? That is insane. If you do see a snake, try to identify it as venomous or non-venomous. They’ll typically slither for cover, so get out of its way allowing a clear path to the closest bush. The best thing to do is just to let it stay right where it is as you move away. If you find a snake inside your house, it may be best to contact a professional to remove it properly. I don’t know about you, but now my skin is crawling.