Monday, August 02, 2010

The Snake Should Have Stayed off His Lawn

Man Performs Self Surgery After Copperhead Bite - Winston-Salem News Story - WXII The Triad: "An 81-year-old Wilkes County man didn't see a doctor after receiving a bite from a copperhead snake, but rather decided to remove the venom on his own.
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'I gripped my hand and stuck it down in,' Church said, describing how he used a knife to cut a slit between the two fang marks before sucking the venom out. He then killed the snake by stomping on it with his boot."

2 comments:

Richard R. said...

He probably saved himself a couple thousand bucks, a bunch of damn tests and gave the finger to the Medical-Pharmaceutical Complex. Yay for him!

I thought Copperheads were only found further south, in the gulf states...

Jerry House said...

Richard, we have copperheads in Maryland. (and a few rednecks, too)