According to the Global Times, a woman in northern China had to be rushed to the hospital after a snake preserved for three months in a bottle of rice wine came alive and bit her hand.
The woman, surnamed Liu, from Shuangcheng, was trying to fill the bottle to the top when the snake jumped out.
Throughout China and some parts of Hong Kong, people drink snake wine for its medicinal traits. It is used to treat a wide range of ailments ranging from sexual performance to overall health. Liu bought the visually-awe inspiring drink in an attempt to cure her rheumatism.
She has since received treatment for the bite at a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.