Texas man bitten by decapitated rattlesnake

Sergio Conner
June 8, 2018

The man, weeks later, is still recovering from the bite.

Doctors initially thought the attack might be fatal but he is now in a stable condition after being given 26 doses of an expensive anti-venom.

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.

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He bent over to pick the reptile up - unaware that snakes can live on for several hours after being beheaded, with the dying serpent delivering a super-sized dose of venom.

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He was eventually airlifted to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital, Jennifer said. Jennifer said she was pulling weeds in her garden when she came across a four-foot western diamondback rattlesnake hiding in the flowers.

He advised: 'You just want to keep the victim calm, keep the bitten area above the level of the heart slightly, and get the patient to the nearest emergency room'.

A man in Texas has almost died after being bitten by a snake that he had just beheaded with a shovel. In a separate incident a man was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake. In 2014, a Chinese chef was reportedly killed by the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared serve its body for soup, according to the China Daily. Since their metabolisms are much slower than those of humans, their internal organs can stay alive for longer. "They get real snappy in the throes of death".

"The head actually turned around and grabbed onto his hand".

"One split second can change everything for sure", she added.

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