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Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra. Abu Zarin Hussin, a firefighter, first shot to fame after British tabloids published a story incorrectly identifying him as a Thai man who'd allegedly married his pet snake. Mr Hussin had trained other firefighters on how to handle snakes. But he was admitted to hospital on Monday after being bitten a cobra during a snake-catching operation.

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According to local news outlet The Star, the 33-year-old who lived in the state of Pahang, often taught other firemen how to identify different snake species and ways to capture them without having to kill.

He had also participated in television programme Asia's Got Talent, where he pulled off the daring act of "kissing" a snake.

In 2016, a story was published in Thai media - and later in several UK tabloids -- naming Mr Hussin as a Thai man who'd married a snake, believing it to be his "reincarnated girlfriend".

Mr Hussin, who kept four snakes at home to better understand their behaviour, told reporters: "They used my photos and started making up stories, saying that I married a snake."

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"Reincarnated girlfriend" came back as a snake?

Keep killing her until she decides to come back as a goat.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-03-16 05:38 AM | Reply

i clicked on this thinking it was about Stormy..

#2 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-18 11:56 AM | Reply

Keep killing her until she decides to come back as a goat.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain

Pakistani's have very strange fantasies.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-18 12:47 PM | Reply

People die of snake bite. They don't die of goat bite.

They didn't teach you that in school?

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-03-19 12:56 AM | Reply

Snake Handler Bites the Big One.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-03-19 09:08 AM | Reply

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