Snake-handling preacher gets nailed by rattlesnake who thought Jesus would save him

Horror moment US pastor is bitten by a deadly snake during a service leaving him drenched in blood

Here in Ozzyland, we’re pretty well-renowned for our deadly snakes and legends like Steve Irwin who wrestle them. In the States though, there’s a group who do things a bit differently. They’re the snake-handling churches of Appalachia – and for wont of a better term, they are batsh*t crazy. They routinely handle deadly snakes in their services… and occasionally, they pay the ultimate price for it…

And that’s exactly what happened to snake-handling preacher Jamie Coots in 2014. He was wrestling a f**k-off huge rattlesnake during a sermon when it had a chomp at him. You’d think then that his son, Cody Coots, would want to give the profession a wide berth. Um, yeah, nah, don’t be silly. He followed in his father’s footsteps.


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And now, you can watch the moment he gets nailed by a rattlesnake during a sermon. It’s a moment truly worth of a Darwin award. Fortunately for big Cody, he doesn’t kick the f**ken bucket. He survives the attack – and, unfortunately, that’ll probably embolden the silly b*stard.

Anyway, as you can see from the video, Cody’s giving the old sermon a bit of the fire and brimstone. He’s swinging a bloody snake around while he screams into a microphone. And then, the inevitable happens. The snake gives him a love-bite.


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Bearing in mind, the venom of the snake now coursing through his veins, you’d think Cody would call the show to a close and get to the bloody hospital. Again though, yeah, nah. You see, the snake-handling churches of the US believe God will protect them from snake-bites.

So when he starts babbling about God being a healer who’ll protect him, you can’t help but wonder if he’s going to die in front of everyone there because of his own bold-faced refusal to believe the obvious – he is up sh*t creek in a barb-wire canoe.

Thankfully, Cody hasn’t f**ken carked it as a result of the bite – but experts believe a good reason for that is the way the snakes are kept. Quite often malnourished and underfed, their snakes don’t deliver as much venom as they should in a single bite.

Nevertheless, doctors said Cody was incredibly lucky to survive. The snake nearly severed the temporal artery. Had it done that, it would have been lights out, brussel sprout.


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Final thought: This sh*t is beyond crazy. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this is just tempting fate. For that, Big Cody gets himself a big f**ken good onya, ya silly duffer! Hopefully he learns his lesson and isn’t emboldened by his survival. Fark. We can only hope…

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