Snake man killed by own co­bra

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - SHOWBIZ TODAY -

AN IN­VES­TI­GA­TION was un­der way to­day into the death of a snake breeder who was killed by one of his cobras.

The man, be­lieved to be Luke Yeomans, died af­ter re­ceiv­ing a poi­sonous snake bite at his home in East­wood, Not­ting­ham.

The con­ser­va­tion­ist, in his 40s, was due to open the King Co­bra Sanc­tu­ary breed­ing colony to the pub­lic this week­end.

Not­ting­hamshire Po­lice said of­fi­cers were called to a prop­erty near East­wood, where the man had suf­fered a sus­pected heart at­tack.

It is be­lieved he was bit­ten by a ven­omous snake and he was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

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