Headless rattlesnake attempts to attack Alabama man

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  June 22, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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June 22 (UPI) -- An Alabama man captured video of the moment a headless rattlesnake attempted to attack him in the back of his pickup truck.

Billy Forbus said he loaded the formerly venomous snake into the back of his truck after shooting its head off, and he was shocked when the headless body started to strike at him.

Forbus said he had been planning to take the felled serpent to show his brother and father after killing it in his garden.

Experts said snakes are able to continue attacking after being beheaded because their slow metabolisms keep their internal organs working for a time after decapitation.

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