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Texas man nearly died after bitten by rattlesnake's severed head

08 June, 2018, 04:35 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • WABCA Texas man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake that he had just decapitated

A Texas man is still in recovery a week-and-a-half after he was bitten by a rattlesnake he had already beheaded. "He had to rip it off".

And no matter how many times you've seen some roo head do it in a Hollywood movie, don't attempt to suck the venom from the wound.

The man was transported via helicopter to a hospital, where doctors said there was a chance he wouldn't make it.

"A normal person who is going to get bit is going to get two to four doses of antivenom", Sutcliffe said to Kiii TV.

A man who decapitated a rattlesnake he found in his garden was bitten by its head afterwards.

If you are bitten, keep the wound below the heart, immobilize the area, wash the bite area with soap and water, and call 911.

But what the Sutcliffes didn't know is that snakes can still bite and inject venom for at least an hour, if not more, after being decapitated.

Jennifer immediately got Jeremy into the auto and called 911 to figure out what local hospital had antivenom.




If you thought cutting the head off a venomous snake made them safe to handle, think again.

According to the station, the man immediately began having seizures, lost his vision and began experiencing internal bleeding.

He was taken to a hospital where he underwent 26 doses of venom.

He is now in stable condition, but his kidney function is still weak.

Trauma surgeon michael Halpert said that neither sucking the venom out yourself nor using a home remedy will help deal with the bite.

A man in Texas has almost died after being bitten by a snake that he had just beheaded with a shovel. "They get real snappy in the throes of death".

"It's a common thing for people to grab a shovel and cut off their heads or whatever", she said.

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