When Santa Cruz homeowner Thomas Scott encountered [a rattlesnake] in his garage, he took defensive matters into his own hands.
However, unlike mammals, reptile reflexes remain deadly after death. In fact, they can still bite and deliver a killing dose of venom up to an hour after being decapitated. And after Thomas delivered what he thought was a deadly blow, the snake’s head–severed from its body–continued to scan the area, waiting for an opportunity to strike.
I don’t think I am going to ever sleep again. And I like zombies. Well, respect them, anyways, so I suppose this really shouldn’t change that.
Via National Geographic.