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Saturday, January 30, 2010

NC Rattler Bite

A Gaston County, NC, man was bitten by a rattlesnake in a friend's collection. (News source.)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rattlesnakes vs Denim

A new study shows that denim clothing often reduces the amount of venom released by a rattlesnake during a bite. (Abstract; via Zach Barton)

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Catlina Island Rattlers

Researchers are investigating whether the rattlesnakes on Santa Catalina Island may be a different subspecies from their California mainland kin. (News source.)

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rattlesnake Bite Leads to Mounting Bills

An under-insured Minnesota man was bitten by a rattlesnake in his car, which has brought on mounting hospital bills. (News source.)

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Monday, November 2, 2009


A Volusian County, FL, man was bitten by a cottonmouth while working at a landfill. (News source.)

Two Pasco County, FL, men were bitten by rattlesnakes. (News source.)

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Double Whammy

A Florida man appears to have been bitten by a coral snake and a pygmy rattler at the same time. (News source.)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Reptile Attacks

A 68-year old Georgia man died from a rattlesnake bite sustained while hunting. (News source.)

A 16-year old boy was killed by a crocodile in the lower Zambezi river. (News source.)

A Melbourne, Australia, boy survived a brown snake bite. (News source.)

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Friday, October 2, 2009

7+ Foot Rattlesnake?

At least it's not an email hoax this time around, but a St. Augustine, FL, claims the eastern diamondback he had to kill was 7 foot, 3 inches. (News source.)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Herp Attacks

An Alabama farmer was apparently killed by a rattlesnake bite to the neck. (News source.)

A Florida woman narrowly escaped an alligator attack. (News source.)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SC Rattler Bite

Trying to retrieve a dove in the weeds, a South Carolina man was bitten by a rattlesnake. (News source.)

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Rattlesnake Bite on National Parkland

A Wyoming prairie rattler bite, here.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pygmy Rattler Bite

A Florida woman was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake, but fortunately it was a dry bite. (News source.)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


A Kansas man was bitten by a rattler near Lake Cheney. (News source.)

A man was bitten by a copperhead in a South Carolina Wal-Mart's garden center. (News source.)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Snakes and Snakebites

A Florida man was saved by quick antivenom response when he was apparently bitten by a green mamba. The snake's wherabouts are unknown, and where it came from is a mystery. (News source.)

A older snake story here, of a military training exercise that runs into a rattlesnake.

Details on the recovery of a Texas girl from a rattlesnake bite. (News source.)

Three Australians were bitten by the same snake of unknown species. (News source.)

A Trinidad woman died from a fer-de-lance bite when she didn't get antivenom in time. (News source.)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rattlesnake News

A pair of conjoined rattlesnakes were found in Tucson, and scheduled for surgery. (News source.)

A Florida woman shelled out double for human antivenom for her three dogs after they were bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake. (News source.)

An Ontario hospital is stocking up on massasauga antivenom. (News source.)

A Missouri toddler was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake. (News source.)

A British Columbia teenager was bitten by a rattlesnake. (News source.)

An 87-year old Florida woman was bitten by a pygmy rattler, then strangled it with her bare hands. (News source.)

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Rattlesnake Bite in Arizona (Pics)

Some interesting images of a rattlesnake bite to the ankle, here.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Sistrurus Bite

A Florida man was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake in his driveway. (News source.)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Massasauga Bite

An Ontario woman was bitten by an eastern massasauga. (News source.)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Rattlesnake Bites

A Florida man was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake while shopping in a Wal-Mart garden department. He plans to sue. (News source.) Now seriously, what idiot living in rattlesnake country seriously believes that it's a garden center's fault if he doesn't watch where he puts his hands? Snakes can be anywhere, there's no way to effectively prevent them, so common sense has to be applied.

Another man in Florida was driving through the Everglades when he stopped to rescue an eastern diamondback from the road, and ended up getting bit. (News source.)

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eastern Massasauga Bite

Details on a massasauga bite in Michigan, here.

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