A two-year-old girl in Turkey single-handedly got her revenge on a snake that bit her by reportedly killing it.

The incident took place while the child, identified only by her initials SE, was playing in the garden behind her house in the village of Kantar in Bingol. After being bitten by the snake, the little girl retaliated by chomping down on the reptile that was nearly 20 inches (50 cm) long, according to Times Now.

Neighbors rushed to the scene when they heard a scream coming from the home's back garden. They arrived to find the child with the snake still in her mouth in the Aug.10 incident.

The horrified neighbors also found a bite mark on the girl's lower lip.

The child was given first aid on the spot. She was then rushed to the Bingol Maternity and Children's Hospital, where doctors kept her under observation for a day, according to news.com.au.

SE's father, Mehmet Ercan, was relieved that his daughter survived the incident and said the unusual turn of events started with the toddler playing with the snake.

"Allah has protected her, really," said the father, according to Unilad. "Our neighbors have told me that the snake was in my child's hand; she was playing with it and then it bit her."

"Then she has bitten the snake back as a reaction," the father added.

The child was in good condition and is recovering from the incident.

An unrelated incident was reported last year after a child in Georgia was bitten multiple times by a deadly snake. The 5-year-old girl, Maisy Lamica, was visiting her father's house with her siblings in Berrien County when the incident took place. The family's pet cat had cornered a rattlesnake, which later lunged at Lamica and bit her several times. Lamica was rushed to the hospital and received medical attention.

In North America, venomous snakes include rattlesnakes, coral snakes, water moccasins and copperheads, according to Mayo Clinic. Bites from these snakes can cause severe, and sometimes fatal, injuries.

In case of a venomous snake bite, Mayo Clinic urged individuals to call 911, especially if the wound is painful, changes color or starts to swell. While waiting for help to arrive, one should position themself in such a way that the bite is at or below the level of the heart. Staying still and calm can also slow down the spread of the venom in the body.

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