A GRIEVING mum has told how her husband left her a heartbreaking final voice message as he lay dying in agony after being bitten by a snake.
He had been due to move back to اسكتلندا to live with his wife Amanda, 40, and toddler Oskar in December.
But he sadly died six hours after being bitten by what is thought to have been a forest cobra or a black mamba – venomous snakes commonly found in Africa.
Now Amanda has told how he left her a heartbreaking message before his untimely death.
أخبرت السجل اليومي: “In the message after the snake bite you can hear that he is losing consciousness.
“I sent him a message back but he didn’t open it. One of his work colleagues phoned me in tears to tell me he had died. Then I just burst out crying. It is still such a shock.
“Sebastian had been attacked by buffalo in the past but a snake attack like this is almost unheard of. It is the first thing such a thing has happened out here in 30 سنوات.
“The odds of being attacked by a snake are so slim.”
After being bitten Sebastian had been given a does of anti-venom before being rushed 45 minutes away to Marromeu Hospital.
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But once they got there there was no more anti-venom, and so he was taken by helicopter to Beira Private Hospital.
ومع ذلك, by the time he got there it was too late.
Amanda explained: “He had a very painful death and had to be given morphine.
“He was vomiting severely and struggling to breathe at the end. His tongue was swollen and it was a horrible way to die.
I can’t imagine how he must have been suffering. It hurts to think about it even now.”
Amanda plans to scatter his ashes in Scotland near Glencoe.