A doorbell camera captured the moment a snake bit an unsuspecting man in the face.
The viral video from Sunday’s attack shows Jerel Heywood opening a screen door to a friend’s house in Lawton, Oklahoma.
A snake suddenly leaps from the bottom left corner of the video and bites Heywood’s head.
He grimaces in pain and screams an expletive while clutching his face.
“Take me to the hospital!” Heywood shouts. “I just got bit by a snake!”
Rodney Copeland, the owner of the house, told CNN he watched in horror as Heywood stumbled through the door.
“I was in shock,” Copeland told CNN. “That could’ve been any one of us.”
The 5-foot-long snake was wrapped around a porch light, CNN reported.
Copeland took Heywood to the hospital for treatment. Copeland’s son, Mashawn, told local station KOCO 5 that Heywood was doing fine. The attacking bullsnake was not poisonous, he added.
“No stitches, thankfully, but they cleaned me up pretty good,” Heywood told CNN. “I am on antibiotics.”
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Additional videos posted by Mashawn Copeland on social media show a neighbor pummeling the snake to death with a hammer after knocking it off the porch light.
Screams from Heywood and Rodney Copeland’s wife brought him over, Copeland told CNN.
Copeland had never spotted a snake in his home before, he told CNN, adding he thinks it was taking shelter from recent heavy rains. He plans to spray his yard with sulfuric acid to ward away future reptiles.
“I hear they don’t like that,” he said.
The National Weather Service issued flood watches in parts of Oklahoma as recently as Tuesday.
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