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Cobra bites Austin Stevens


I really thought Steve Irwin was the greatest snake maniac ever. Until I saw this cobra attack video. Austin Stevens really goes beyond Steve. He gets bitten by a venomous cobra, rushes away to receive an anti-venom and then comes back the same day just to shoot some close-up photos. Amazing! By the way: I’ve just found some great snake bite first-aid tips. Please read them before any dangerous snake encounters!

19 comments

  1. CobraSS Apr 9

    What a psycho!!! If you encounter a snake in the wild you better just let it be. This guy was obviously looking for trouble and he got it. Good thing also he got bitten in his right arm since it’s farther from the heart then the left. Lucky man, lucky man…

  2. Snakeman678 Sep 25

    Mr.Stevens is the worlds best herpetologist out there and he knows all the risks in what he is doing. He has such a passion for snakes that he doesnt care if he gets bitten, he just wants to do what he loves best. By the way only one of the snakes fangs cut the vein so he could squeeze out the venom nicely, because the fang cut his finger and not injected. On a re-cap show “most Striking Moments” He talks about how it didn’t strike like a normal cobra and that it actually moved forwards to his hand and struck, instead of the usual cobra way of striking with said length of body downwards.

  3. Paul Sabino, Benoni RSA Oct 25

    Austin, howzit?
    The first time that I saw you I thought you were a bit strange. As I watched on I enjoyed watching you chasing snakes and diving after them.
    I have enjoyed your enthusiasm, so make sure that you dont get bitten again. I realise that you really know what you are doing, to us non-snake people it looks quite dangerous.
    Take care hey? that means you keep doing exciting programs!
    God bless
    Paul

  4. Pam botha Oct 4

    Oh my shattered nerves. I have always had an absolute fear of snakes so much so that cant even watch a tv show with them, however tonight watched Austin Stevens in his top 7 snakes programe on animal and for first time ever ( im 50) was so fasinated by the snakes. I was glued to the tv and almost found the snakes beautiful!!What an amazing show!

  5. Stephanie Jul 27

    Austin Stevens is my role model he is amazing he goes above and beyond!!!

  6. Vishal Sathyan Nov 19

    He is dead now of this snakebite. He died on 9th August 2010, the same day as my grandfather died. His death teaches us a lesson : Never do mad things.

  7. Samskruthi Nov 22

    Man we are all curious about nature and its critters.
    But there is a limit to everything! He should have not been playing with that wild and free venemous snake, even though it is his job. Good thing he got saved by antivenom ON TIME!

  8. marshall Jul 13

    i realy enjoy wathing your adventures he’s one of my great addmires. i wish i good learn a thing or two because when he encounters a very dangerous animal and what he does with them is amazing. since i whatch his videos my love for snakes grow. when i lived in southern california i would go rattle snake hunting with a friend, and love doing it i would alway bring a cell phone and my atv just incase something happened. i really wished that i could meet him in person. i now live in northern michigan and there’s only one venomous snake here its called the eastern massasauga very very hard to find. if any finds one its a rare treat these are one of the most beautiful of all the rattle snake spieces.

  9. Neil shout Nov 28

    Absolutely brilliant man

  10. johanne Dec 7

    didnt he die when he stepped on a stingray? i havent heard that it was a cobra :/

  11. Amy Feb 8

    Austin Stevens is alive and well. He did not die from this snakebite.

  12. mary Mar 7

    in wikipedia it is written that austin stevens died as he did not have a proper diet while traveling in jungles or deserts

  13. killerkingsnake May 26

    he is my role modal i am a snakelover a harte i own a kingsnake and i am geting a boa he is so cool i am going to be like him and i am only 10

  14. J.C. Jul 18

    Thank you, Amy. Yes, Austin is alive and well - and available for your event. He’s been bitten at least twice by cobras, but survived them both with antivenin. This is how stupid rumors get started. I checked into it and yes, he is available via this Australian agency: https://www.entertainoz.com.au/Celebrities/Television/Austin-Stevens?ext=booking

  15. lisa Jan 3

    Your wife must cry buckets. Please take care my sweet albeit very competent man.

  16. Abhijit Pandit Jun 4

    I MISS YOU STEVENS.

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