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Old 03-25-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
Clay Davenport
Snake bite at Arizona Wal Mart

A 44 year old man was bitten by a snake Monday afternoon while shopping at the Wal Mart in Marana.

The Northwest Fire Department says the man was in the garden department at about 3:30 p.m. reaching for a bag of lava rock.

That's when a 3.5 foot long Western Diamondback Rattlesnake bit him in the forearm.

EMS Captain Adam Goldberg says a Wal Mart employee at the I-10 and Cortaro Farms location killed the snake.

The man was taken to Northwest Hospital where he was treated with an anti-venom. He is expected to be in the hospital for a couple of days.

Northwest Fire Division Chief Randy Karrer said, "Those snakes are very quick right now they're coming out and they're hungry they're looking for some food."

Karrer reminds people to be cautious when out at night. He recommends carrying a flashlight and a walking stick.

Anyone who gets bitten by a snake should try to remain calm and move as little as possible. Call 911 or get to a hospital right away.
Old 03-26-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
I never find rattlesnakes at any of my local WalMarts
Old 03-26-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
Miss Tuniwha
ha ha, no kidding Harald LOL.

I have though, found many small geckos and anoles.. oh and a hairy spider. sheesh.
Old 03-26-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
Here they come

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