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Elderly man stoically eats noodles while cafe customers flee snake

By Ben Hooper

June 5 (UPI) -- An elderly man enjoying a meal at a Singapore cafe is being hailed online for staying put while his fellow customers fled an oncoming snake.

Jeff Cym posted photos and video to Facebook from the Sunday incident at a cafe with outdoor seating next to the Prime Supermarket in the Bukit Gombak area of Singapore.

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The video shows an elderly man remain seated while other customers stand up in a panic and back away from something that is soon revealed as a snake headed straight for the customers.

The old man calmly eats his noodles while customers shout and flee in panic.

Another man at the cafe tries to fend off the snake with a chair, but he drops the seat and backs away when the snake snaps at him.

Cym said he was unsure of what happened after the end of the video because his wife suffers from a fear of snakes and insisted on leaving.

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