Shane Warne has been bitten on the head by an Anaconda.
The former Australian Test cricketer was treated by an on-hand medic on the South African jungle set of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after he was bitten by the snake during the latest challenge on the Network Ten reality show.
Although non-venomous, Anacondas are aggressive and have a painful bite that is compared to getting 100 hypodermic needles at once.
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Warne received some small marks, but will bear no permanent scarring.
The juvenile Anaconda struck as he put his head in a box of different kinds of snakes as part of the show’s Tucker Trial, which airs on Thursday night.
Using only his mouth in the race-against-time challenge, he had to secure stars, which represented meals for his hungry camp mates.
First, he put his head in a box of rats, then a box of snakes hissing with Anacondas, Rat Snakes and Corn Snakes.
Host Dr Chris Brown warns Warne beforehand to be careful, as the snakes will be able to smell a rat on him and think he is food.