A DJ in Oklahoma stepped on a 4-foot snake and was bitten because he was distracted by texting.
Tim Malone, a disc jokey at Skateland in Chickasha, Oklahoma, got a very unpleasant surprise upon his arrival at work over the weekend.
Instead of paying attention to his surroundings, Malone admits that he was distracted by his smartphone and completely missed the four-foot long bull snake hanging out on the sidewalk.
It wasn’t until after he was bitten that he even noticed it was there, and the store’s surveillance camera caught it all.
In the video, Malone is seen obliviously approaching the snake and then leaping into the air, running away once he realizes what just bit him.
“Adrenaline took over. And then I realized it was a snake and I started kicking. Get it off,” Malone said. “There’s just those two little marks right there.”
Though we see the snake slithering off in the recording, Malone claims that he caught it later on and released it back into the wild. He believes that it was just trying to find a dry place away from the flooded areas.
Lucky for Malone, this snake was not venomous. Tell your kids, folks! Texting while walking makes snakes bite your ankles.