Does This Look Like The Face Of A Snake Expert Who Died From A Snake Bite While Helping People Overcome Their Fear Of Snakes?
The Local – A German reptile enthusiast died after being bitten by a viper during an event in southern France aimed at helping audiences overcome their fear of snakes. The man died from a heart attack due to a rare allergy, his colleague told The Local. 53 year-old Dieter Zorn died from a heart attack on Tuesday evening, just minutes after being bitten by an Aspic viper, during his ‘Reptile Show’ in Faugères, southern France.
He had been touring villages in the Hérault area of France, teaching the public to overcome their fear of snakes and other reptiles. Zorn was bitten several times by the viper, but was able to put the creature back into a secure container, to prevent it from attacking members of the audience, which included children, according to regional daily Midi Libre. Emergency services arrived on the scene and administered a blood-thinner to Zorn, but were unable to save him after he went into cardiac arrest.
His colleague Uschi Kallus, who ran the ‘Reptile Show’ along with Zorn, told The Local he had suffered an “extremely rare allergic reaction” to the bite, and emphasized that Zorn would not have wanted the viper to be blamed for his death. “His ambition and his objective in life was to help people to conquer their fears about snakes and reptiles,” she added, noting that the incident was “exceptionally uncommon.”
Has anyone’s life been more of an abject failure than the snake charmer whose purpose was to cure people of their fear of snakes dying from a vicious snake bite right in front of them? I mean I’m not trying to be a dick or insensitive here or anything. RIP Snake Charmer and all that. Just trying to think of anything that’s ever been more of a complete bomb than Dieter Zorn’s snake charming career. Hey kids look at this Aspic viper, look how friendly he is, he’s just a quizzical little fella, don’t be afraiAHHHH I’m dead!
Wasn’t the intention but in my opinion this crowd got about as valuable a lesson as you can get. Don’t fuck with snakes. That fear you have of snakes that Dieter was talking about? It’s there for a reason. Darwin, ever heard of him? Snakes aren’t your friends, they will bite you right in the face then laugh as the venom courses through your veins making your heart explode.