A 12 years old boy was been attacked by a spitting cobra while he was still sleeping, the snake was later killed and he kept it inside a bottle as a reminder to himself.

According to his mother Leila who spoke to Netwerk24, said that her son was on holiday with friends at a resort in northern KwaZulu-Natal when he woke up at about 04:30 on Friday morning from a “pain in his shoulder”,

“When he opened his eyes he saw the snake on his hand. Luckily, his instincts kicked in and he kicked it out of his bed and got away from it,”

“Jakes’ friend’s parents called an ambulance and the ambulance with a snake expert on board met them on the way to the hospital,” Leila said.

“He was bitten on the shoulder blade but when he got home he was in so much pain he couldn’t walk up the stairs. Luckily, he seems to be improving,” his mother said.

“He is a huge Bear Grills and Survivor fan and he won’t let this incident get him down.”

The snake in question is one of the mostly deadly snakes on the continent