For me, the weirdest thing about your story is that you picked up a snake, and then when it bit you, you let it bite you "a few more times" before dropping it.
I don't know what to say, simply were amazed by it. That's the only time I ever been bitten by a snake. And I don't plan to do that again, ever. But at least I've now been bitten.
I made an miscalculation when picking it up, thinking that if I grabbed it by its neck it would be fine. But I did not grab it right enough, and once bit I let it bite me. My thoughts at the time were "to hell with it", thinking that it could be "wonders" for my body, but I have no justification for that.