Israeli special forces are born, not made

Young “snake eater” has his cover blown.
Tried to pass himself off as a “mama’s boy.”

Thirteen-month-old Imad Aleeyan, who has six teeth, was found chewing on the head of the 12 inch snake by his mother, who alerted the neighbourhood with her screams. [more]


  1. MCPO
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm |


    Imad is a badass!

  2. Posted January 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm |

    Good Boy. Funny anecdote!

  3. TomR, armed in Texas
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

    Tastes like chicken.

  4. Ironic in Denver
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm |

    Well now the headline is “Boy bites snake.”

    In another couple of years it will be “Boy bites dog.”

    Then it will be time to keep the young man away from the zoo.

  5. mech
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm |

    It sounds like a Biblical story but I can’t seem to remember the names. . .

  6. Posted January 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm |

    “Drill Sergeant, I already eat snakes, Drill Sergeant!”

  7. Darrell
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm |

    Imad, Ghadir(his mother), Yasmin (his aunt) are all Arab names.
    He’ll be one of the wankers firing rockets at Israeli school buses when
    comes of age.

    But Boaz Shacham, an expert on amphibians and reptiles, told AFP that from looking at images of the smashed-up serpent online, it appeared to be a coin-marked snake (hemorrhois nummifer), a non-venomous species which resembles a viper.

    Such snakes grow up to 1.3 metres in length, he said suggesting it was a “very young” specimen.

    “It probably didn’t bite the child because of the cold,” said Shacham who is the head of the herpetology collection at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    “They are not really active in winter.”

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  8. Snackeater
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 8:34 am |

    Plus 25 Ranger!

  9. markm
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm |

    mech: I don’t recall any such Biblical stories, but there is one in Greek mythology: Hera sent a pair of snakes into the nursery to kill the baby Heracles. He strangled them, one with each hand.