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    Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    PROSSER, Wash. - Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can be dangerous. That's what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding his horses Monday night, when a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his central Washington property, about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.

    Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck.

    "When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised around and did a backflip almost, and bit my finger," Anderson said. "I had to shake my hand real hard to get it to let loose."

    His wife insisted they go to the hospital, and by the time they arrived at Prosser Memorial Hospital 10 minutes later, Anderson's tongue was swollen and the venom was spreading. He then was taken by ambulance 30 miles to a Richland hospital to get the full series of six shots he needed.

    The snake head ended up in the bed of his pickup, and Anderson landed in the hospital until Wednesday afternoon.

    Mike Livingston, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist, said the area where the Anderson's live is near prime snake habitat. But he said he had never heard of anyone being bit by a decapitated snake before.

    "That's really surprising but that's an important thing to tell people," he said. "It may have been just a reflex on the part of the snake."

    If another rattlesnake comes along, Anderson said he'll likely try to kill it again, but said he'll grab a shovel and bury it right there.

    "It still gives me the creeps to think that son-of-a-gun could do that," he said.

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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    Wow, that's freaky! It must have been one last adrenaline rush for the snake.

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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    That guy had to be checking his shorts. Cuz I know I would have lost it.
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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    Another reason why I hate the living sh1t out of snakes.

    Theres NOTHING greater then a Florida Gator!
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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    Two good Viking buddies, Singer and Ned, were way out
    in the woods next to the lake fishing and not having
    much luck. Finally they decide to take a few
    minutes and rest a bit, when Ned, decides
    that he has to go pee.

    Unfortunately for Ned, he doesn't look out
    where he pointing his pecker, and a water
    snake bites him on the head of his weiner!!!

    Well, after several seconds of jumping,
    screaming, and begging, the snake finally
    lets go and slithers away into the water.
    And as luck would have it, neither one knew
    how to treat a snake bite, so Singer decided
    that he would hike out of the woods and get to a doctor.

    After several hours of hiking, Singer finally
    finds a doctor who tells him that he must,
    in order to save his friends life, suck the
    venom out of the bite with his mouth. And,
    as luck would have it, the doctor had a dirt
    bike on hand that he loaned to Singer to help
    rescue Ned.

    So with the dirtbike, Singer was able to get
    to Ned in short order, and when Ned saw Singer,
    he weakly asked him, "What did the doctor
    tell you?" And Singer said: "You gonna DIE!!!"



    How could that be, you ask??? Ned is still alive...

    Well, Singer must be even more generous than any of us ever thought...so much so that he made the ultimate sacrifice for his Viking buddy, Ned!
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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    Is taht why cajus keps asking everone if they want a snake bite ;D

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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    I hope it turns out better than this kid

    Amazing story, there is even a link to some pictures, I will leave it up to you to click on it, but I wouldn't do if you have just eaten. :-\

    http://www.rattlesnakebite.org/index.htm


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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    "Garland" wrote:
    Is taht why cajus keps asking everone if they want a snake bite ;D
    From your poor spelling, it looks like YOU are the one who has been sucking poison!
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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    dang. i wanted pictures
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    Re: Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "Garland" wrote:
    Is taht why cajus keps asking everone if they want a snake bite ;D
    From your poor spelling, it looks like YOU are the one who has been sucking poison!
    Yeah you got me there. Damn not so fat fingers anymore

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