An 18-month Israeli boy bit off the head of a snake that crawled into his bedroom in Haifa, the Ynet News portal said.
The mother, who came to see her child in the morning, found him chewing a dead 35-centimeter-long snake.
The boy, who had fallen asleep in his parents' bed that night, apparently woke up early and returned to his room, where he discovered the reptile, the report said Thursday.
He grabbed it and chewed off its head, miraculously avoiding being bitten.
The child was immediately rushed to a Haifa hospital, where doctors found no bite marks on his body.