5-foot-long snake jumps out from doorbell and bites man's face in horrifying video

Horrifying footage captured by a doorbell camera shows the moment a snake attacked an Oklahoma man as he opened the front door to his friend's home.

The nightmarish incident took place on Sunday when Jerel Heywood paid a visit to his friend Rodney Copeland's house in Lawton.

Video of the incident shows Heywood walking up Copeland's driveway and onto his front porch before opening the screen door to the house. 

The 5-foot-5-inch-long snake, which was reportedly wrapped around a porch light, then pops out from its perch and bites Heywood right in the face.

Copeland told CNN that he watched in horror as his friend stumbled through the door clutching his face after he was attacked.

"I was in shock," he told the outlet. "That could've been any one of us."

Heywood was taken to a nearby hospital where he received treatment. Luckily, the snake was not poisonous and he did not require stitches. 

The snake, however, met a different fate. One of Copeland's neighbors who heard the commotion brought a hammer to the scene, knocked the serpent from its post and beat it to death. 

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