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Irony at It’s Best: Snake Handler Dies Trying to Help People Who Are Afraid of Snakes

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If you’re a personality of the Indiana Jones sort and hate snakes…. this story is NOT going to make you feel better about them. This is irony at it’s best.

A man dedicated to helping others overcome their fears of snakes was attacked and….wait for it…..killed by snake.

People would join Dieter Zorn of Germany to handle “inoffensive” snakes to help them understand the creature of their fears better and to help them become less afraid.

Well, this story isn’t going to help that much and neither can he anymore…..(too soon?)

Dieter was actually in the middle shooting a show when the Aspic Viper he was handling attacked and bit him multiple times.

Via The Local, his partner claimed he suffered from an “extremely rare allergic reaction” to the viper’s bites, and “would not have wanted the viper to be blamed for his death.”

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