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Man steps on a snake while busy on smartphone

Man not paying attention steps on a snake. Photo: Screen grab
Man not paying attention steps on a snake. Photo: Screen grab

A man walking to work while concentrating on his smartphone showed why one shouldn't walk while concentrating on their smartphone because you never know what you might run into—like a snake, for instance.

Tim Malone, a DJ at OK Skateland in Chickasha, Oklahoma, learned this lesson the hard way, as surveillance video from inside OK Skateland showed:

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While on his way to work, Malone was studiously attending to his smartphone, not paying any attention to where he was walking, when he stepped on a four-foot bull snake, which went into attack mode and bit him in the leg.

"My adrenaline took over," Malone told KOCO TV of Oklahoma City. "I realized it was a snake and I started kicking to get it off."

It was suspected that the snake was attempting to escape the Oklahoma floodwaters.

Fortunately, Malone escaped with only minor scratches from the snake's teeth marks, as a bull snake is not venomous. He also came away with proof that distracted walking really can be hazardous to your health.

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