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He Trained Firemen to Catch Snakes. A Snake Killed Him

Malaysian 'Snake Whisperer' Abu Zarin Hussin dies just days after trying to catch a cobra

(Newser) - Just a few days after being bitten by a cobra, Malaysia's famous "Snake Whisperer" has died. The Star and Free Malaysia Today report that 33-year-old firefighter Abu Zarin Hussin was attacked by the snake earlier this week in Betong while trying to catch it, and he was rushed... More »

After Pastor Killed by Snake, Son Gets Bitten

'It wasn't bad at all,' says Cody Coots

(Newser) - Today in potentially lethal family businesses we have the case of Cody Coots, a 21-year-old Kentuckian and fourth-generation snake handler who is recovering from, well, a rattlesnake bite he suffered Monday—just three months after his father famously died of a snakebite . It seems Jamie Coots' death did little to... More »

What Coots Was Thinking When He Held That Snake

Dead pastor wasn't under the impression he was safe

(Newser) - If your reaction to the death of the snake-handling Kentucky pastor killed by one of his own snakes on Saturday was "he must have been delusional," WBIR digs into why the exact opposite is, in one way, the case. It spoke with a range of religion professors about... More »

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