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Old 04-01-2003, 10:17 AM   #1
Clay Davenport
Water Moccasin Bites Florida Owner of Zoological Imports

KENDALL, Fla. -- A 20-year bite-free streak came to a painful end today when a cotton mouth water moccasin latched onto a man who makes his living working with snakes.
The 48-year-old owner of Zoological Imports was rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center after the water moccasin sank its fangs into him. The snake is one of the most venomous in Florida.

The handler says he was trying to bag the reptile when it bit him on the hand, which quickly started to swell.

"That snake can actually kill somebody," said Al Cruz of Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue.

The victim was given some antivenin and is expected to recover.

Cruz warned that snakebites are most common this time of year, so you are advised to be careful around high-grass areas.

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Old 04-01-2003, 10:41 AM   #2
meretseger
Wow....

That really sucks. Poor guy, gets nailed after 20 years. At least it was 'just' a water moccassin. I mean water moccassins are dangerous, but not as dangerous as some of the snakes they sell.

Erin B.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
E2MacPets
Re: Water Moccasin Bites Florida Owner of Zoological Imports

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Originally posted by Clay Davenport
Cruz warned that snakebites are most common this time of year, so you are advised to be careful around high-grass areas.
Something anti-snake has to appear in any article... turn an article about someone who dedicates his life to handling these animals into a warning to all to watch where you walk because danger is lurking...

eh well..
 

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