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14 year old boy dies after posting photo of his pet cobra bite on socialmedia

An Indonesian teenager who was bitten by his pet cobra posted images of his wound on social media asking for help - only to die less than 12 hours later.

The boy named only as Aril, was bitten on the arm by the pet snake while trying to take a picture of it at his home in Bundung Regency in Indonesia's West Java province.

The 14-year-old posted the first of two images to his WhatsApp account at 9.50am local time, showing the snake spreading its hood moments before striking.


According to Mailonline, the photo, on December 11, was captioned 'Why not smile a little' and has been reported as Aril's attempt to photograph his cobra after having given it a bath.

The second picture at 9.54am showed blood on the boy's right arm, and he had also attempted to tie a shoelace around his limb to stop the venom from spreading to the rest of his body.


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