Two men bitten by venomous snake in Alicia town

By Bohol Island News Staff / 09:34 PM September 30, 2019

A 24-year-old man from Alicia town became a victim of an unknown species of a venomous snake on early Monday morning.

The victim identified as Jonathan Aba, a resident of Barangay Cabatang was reportedly bitten at 5 a.m. on Monday, September 30, while he was on his way home from a drinking spree.

He said that he was bitten by a snake in a grassy area. However, he said he could not identify the species of the snake.

At first, he went to an “abularyo” (folk healer) but he decided to seek treatment at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City.

Meanwhile, another man identified as Ignacio Etorma, 58, a resident of Sitio Tawid in Barangay La Hacienda, Alicia was also bitten by a venomous snake on Sunday morning, Sept. 29.

The snake, locally known as “ugahipon” (Philippine cobra), bit the victim after he accidently stepped on it while he was looking for his carabao in the ricefields at 10 a.m. The snake bit him on his leg.

He also sought help from an “albularyo” (folk healer), but he decided to seek medical attention at the same government hospital in Tagbilaran City.

He is now recuperating at the hospital until he makes a full recovery.

Authorities advised people to take precaution when walking in tall grass.

Medical assistance should be sought immediately for a snake bite.

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