Idiot Father Lets Poisonous Snake Bite His Daughter – On Purpose

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You know when someone idiotically says, “I swear on my child’s life” to prove they’re telling the truth? I hate people like that. Well, one Australian father – a snake handler – took that statement literally when trying to prove that a bunch of normally deadly snakes were de-venomized and safe. That’s right, Raymond Hoser allowed a taipan and a death adder to bite his 10-year-old daughter while a shopping center audience watched on.

Worst. Dad. Ever.

Back in 2008, Hoser was convicted of breaching his Commercial Wildlife Demonstrator License. He was fined $12,000 for demonstrating with venomous snakes less than three meters from the public, working in accessible pits and demonstrating in a way that put the animals at risk of theft, reports The Manningham Leader. But Hoser claims there was never any risk to the public because the snakes had been de-venomized.

To prove his point, he created a video demonstration and used his young daughter as a test subject. He had the snakes bite his 10-year-old girl, leaving her with bleeding puncture wounds in her forearm. “She was only bleeding and if they’d been venomous she’d have been dead in two minutes,” Hoser told the paper. “If I’m confident to do that to her, it shows you I have never used a snake with venom.”

Really?! Okay, obviously this guy was über-confident about his snake being de-venomized. We get it, we get it. But to use your daughter like that? Not cool, buddy. So not cool.
(Photo: iStockphoto)


  1. pete Halpin

    August 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Like the tabloid paper wou have left out a few important facts, like that the dad, Ray Hoser has made countless vidoes of the snakes biting him. There was no “unknown” in any of this. The non-event of a non venomous bite says it all. Of course the bites of the child was to shatter lies about the snakes regenerating venom and being a risk to kids … those snakes obviously were not!
    At least the snake man did that and for that he deserves credit!

    • Shawna Cohen

      August 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      thx for writing, pete. i still believe that a child should not have to bitten by a snake to prove a point on behalf of her father. clearly the snake was de-venomized but the bite itself has got to painful, i would imagine! just so unnecessary…

  2. Erik B

    August 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Umm, how are fangs that can puncture skin not a danger?

  3. Rebecca

    September 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

    If he wanted to prove the snakes were harmless he should’ve made it bite himself or hired a consenting adult. It’s never ok to hurt your child on purpose. Besides- puncture wounds are the most likely to get infected!

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  5. Sue Jenner

    October 15, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Ray Hoser is a complete psychotic nutcase!! For those of you who are still not convinced that he needs psychiatric assistance just look at this photo of his naked daughter accompanied by the sounds of loud ‘farting’. Hoser needs to be shut down and mentally examined!!!!!!!

  6. Wayne Kerr

    November 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Allowance must be made for the fact that Hoser had been engaged in court battles over many years, and that his word had very frequently been rejected by judges and magistrates. He is a self opinionated and obsessive person with a highly developed sense that he is the victim of conspiracy. His many failures as a litigant and defendant have fuelled what appears to be a well developed sense of paranoia. In short, he is a person with a very blinkered perception of what is occurring in the cases in which he appears, and that would have been particularly so in a case where so much was at stake for him, defending the charge of perjury, and where his ignorance of court procedure and of the laws of evidence was bound to be a serious handicap in his appreciation of what was taking place during the month long trial. I have regard to these considerations.
    JUDGE: Eames J
    WHERE HELD: Melbourne
    DATES OF HEARING: 23 – 25, 30, 31 October
    DATE OF JUDGMENT: 29 November 2001
    CASE MAY BE CITED AS: R v Hoser and Kotabi Pty Ltd

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