Vera Oliphant, 16, from El Cajon, is recovering after she was bitten six times on the foot by a brood of rattlesnakes in rural Jamul, Calif. She walked into a rattlesnake nest while she was busy looking at her cellphone for network signal.
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A teenager in California accidentally stepped into a rattlesnake nest and was bitten six times. She was immediately brought to the hospital and treated. It was a serious situation, but she survived.
Never mind snakes on a plane or even snakes in your luggage. How about snakes in your booze? 'Bayou Bob', a rattlesnake rancher in Santo, TX, has been spiking bottles of vodka with the slithery noisemakers and marketing them as an 'Ancient Asian Elixir.'
Andy Bacas was unpacking his luggage after a team trip to South Carolina when he felt a sharp bite to his hand. The coach was bitten by a baby caneback rattler who appears to have wanted to get warm . That 'baby snake' was almost a foot long.
Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth. It didn't end well.
Pint-sized Zoey became a pit bull when her masters baby was threatened by a rattlesnake while playing in the back yard. In a self sacrificing move the little dog jumped between the toddler and the snake taking the bite herself.