Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Man kills snake; snake tries to kill him back

The severed head of a snake can still be very dangerous a Texas man found out recently The severed head of a snake can still be very dangerous a Texas man found out recently
Sammy Stanley | 08 June, 2018, 10:40

A Texas man is recovering in hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake's head - after it had been chopped from its body. But that didn't stop the snake's head from biting the man minutes later when he attempted to discard the remains.

Mrs Sutcliffe was working in a flower bed when she discovered a four-foot-long Western diamondback rattlesnake. They had only made it about two miles when Jeremy started losing consciousness, suffering from loss of vision and having mini-seizures, Jennifer said.

The hospital staff had to mix the antivenom, but Jennifer said in the meantime, her husband's body was shutting down. Doctors told Sutcliffe her husband might not make it, even after giving him vast amounts of anti-venom. The average number for snake bite is four doses, Mrs Sutcliffe said.

He's in stable condition but his kidney function is still weak.

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Trauma surgeon michael Halpert said that neither sucking the venom out yourself nor using a home remedy will help deal with the bite. Gizmodo reported one anti-venom doctor worked on "a case where a someone was envenomated by a mummified snake head years after the reptile died". According to reports, the man from Texas required 26 doses of anti-venom after the snakebite.

"No, you don't want to do any of that", he explained.

Among their tips to avoid snake bites: never go barefoot or wear sandals in wild areas, watch your step and avoid tall grass. Experts advise that it's far better to retreat indoors and call more experienced handlers from animal-control, the local police or the fire department to safely remove the snake. He's now in stable condition.

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