Abu Zarin Hussin (Facebook)
A famous ‘snake whisperer’ in Malaysia died after he was bitten by a cobra, according to reports in the media.
Free Malaysia Today reports that Abu Zarin Hussin, a fireman whose snake-catching skills have gone viral, received the deadly cobra bite three days ago. The 33-year-old died early on Friday, it said.
The New York Post reports that the fire brigade in Malaysia are often called to deal with snakes in homes and businesses.
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Abu Zarin led a fire brigade King Cobra Squad, where he trained other firefighters to catch the deadly snakes, according to Free Malaysia Today.
A 10-year fire-fighting veteran, he also exhibited his snake skills on “Asia’s Got Talent” last year. His exploits are also documented on social media.
The Straits Times reports that Abu Zarin was connected to Temerloh fire station in the Malaysian state of Pahang. The firefighter has previously been talks with snakes – he was reportedly in a coma, two days after a cobra bite in 2015.
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The New York Post reports that, in 2016, Abu Zarin was identified in the Thai media and some uk tabloids as a Thai man, who allegedly with his pet snake, believing that it is the reincarnation of his girlfriend.
Last year, Brandon, a snake lover in the united kingdom, was found suffocated to death in the neighbourhood of his pet python, “Small.” Earlier this year, a coroner said that there was “no doubt” that the python killed Brandon.