Samarra based Ismail Jasim Mohammed told that after he became tired of getting stung by the dangerous creatures, he decided to turn the tables and do the biting, the New York Daily News reported.

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The 34-year-old also claimed to have developed immunity to their venom because he has been eating them for 15 years now.

Mohammed says that he gets withdrawal symptoms if he goes three days without consuming one.