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Man finds venomous snake in helmet after 7-mile ride

A teacher in India said he rode his motorcycle 7 miles to the school where he works before discovering a venomous common krait snake inside his helmet. Photo by Davidvraju/Wikimedia Commons
A teacher in India said he rode his motorcycle 7 miles to the school where he works before discovering a venomous common krait snake inside his helmet. Photo by Davidvraju/Wikimedia Commons

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An India man said he took a nearly 7-mile ride on his motorcycle before discovering a venomous snake inside his helmet.

KA Ranjith said he rode his motorcycle to St. Mary's High School in Kandanad, where he works as a teacher, and removed his helmet to discover a venomous snake known as a common krait was coiled up inside.

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Ranjith went to a local hospital, where doctors determined he had not been bitten or otherwise injured by the snake.

Ranjith said he decided to destroy his helmet in a fire and replace it.

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