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Reptile enthusiast Dieter Zorn, 53, died after being bitten by a viper during a demonstration aimed at helping the public "get over unfounded fears and eliminate prejudices."

A reptile enthusiast died after being bitten by a viper during a demonstration in southern France, which was aimed to help audiences overcome their fear of snakes. The man died from a heart attack due to a rare allergy, his colleague told The Local.

Dieter Zorn, 53, and originally from Germany, died from a heart attack on Tuesday evening, just minutes after being bitten by an Aspic viper, during his

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Reptile enthusiast Dieter Zorn, 53, died after being bitten by a viper during a demonstration aimed at helping the public "get over unfounded fears and eliminate prejudices."

 

Dude, it didn't work. I hate snakes even more now. 

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"Zorn would not have wanted the viper to be blamed for his death"

 

anyone  who blames the snake is a moron. You play with an unconditioned animal which doesn't think or become affected by human norms, no sh#t sherlock, you will get bitten at some point...  :/ 

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And the darwin award goes to........

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seems like if you were going to be doing that for a living, you'd be checked out for any kind of allergy having to do with snakes?

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Buttus - that would make too much sense.....

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Normally one would expect the event to carry anti venom serum at such events so maybe it wasnt so much the poison as a chromosome condition causing a severe allergy, much like a peanut will not harm 99.9% of the population but causes severe allergic reactions with the remainder.

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Dude, it didn't work. I hate snakes even more now. 

Convinces me that the best snakes are dead ones.

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Convinces me that the best snakes are dead ones.

 

That's my motto too. 

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