Male Victim From Ilocos Sur Passes Away Due to Alleged Snakebite

SANTA, ILOCOS SUR – A man has passed away due to alleged snakebite while hunting for beetles outside their home.

A 54-year-old man named Wilmer Bajog of Barangay Banaoang has been found unconscious around the vicinity of their home while hunting for beetles. The family thinks that the victim died of snakebite.

According to the victim’s wife identified as Lelane Bajog, she and Wilmer were looking for beetles in the backyard of their home. Initially, she thought that Wilmer returned to their house without informing them.


After a few moments, Lelane found her husband’s unconscious body lying on the ground. At first, the woman thinks that her partner suffered a heart attack but she found two wounds on the latter’s forehead.

The family brought the victim to the hospital but the latter passed away before reaching the health institution. Vigan City Veterinarian Dr. Rayeth Robeniol also explained the reasons why snakes attack.

Siyempre kapag po gutom sila at stress na rin or kun meron pong intruder sa kanilang lungga or pwede rin kung kakaitlog nila as a mother’s instinct ng mga hayop rin, yung itsura po ng mga aggressive na snake lalo na kapag cobra yung distinct po talaga yung jaw extension, standing erect at nag-iipit po siya ng venom,” Robeniol said.

Vigan City health officer Dr. Loida Ranches said that snakebite victims can only last for hours before he/she dies.

According to the reports, the family said that the victim has no death certificate.

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