A snake breeder who died after being bitten by one of his 24 king cobras said days earlier that being killed by the reptiles was a risk 'worth taking. Luke Yeomans, 46, had a heart attack when he was bitten as he carried out maintenance to the snakes glass cage at the King Cobra Sanctuary, which he was due to open this weekend. He stumbled outside and was found collapsed by his wife Susan, but is understood to have died before anti-venom could be administered. A fortnight ago in an interview with BBC Radio Nottingham, Mr Yeomans said that, if he were bitten and lay dying with his 'life drifting away, his final thought would be: 'As far as my work with king cobras goes, it was worth it. DM