Snake bites man in Nepal. Man bites snake to death.

It may sound crazy, but Mohamed Salmo Miya did what most people would be afraid to do. Bitten by a cobra while working in his rice paddy field southeast of Kathmandu, Miya chased after the venomous snake and bit it -- to death.

"I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry," Reuters reported Miya, 55, as saying.

He said a snake charmer told him that if you bite a snake that has bitten you, nothing bad will happen.

Miya did eventually seek medical treatment on the urging of his family, neighbors and police, BBC News reported.

He will not be charged because the reptile is not considered endangered.

According to Agence France-Presse, about 20,000 snake bites are reported in Nepal each year, resulting in an estimated 1,000 deaths.