Reason #8,308 not to go camping

This kid got bit by a snake on some hiking trail 4 hours away from the nearest hospital. They cut open his arm to relieve the pressure caused by the bite. The worst part is he received no super powers from getting bit by this snake.

22 Comments
  • lickadslit August 9, 2007

    Its just a flesh wound

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  • hillbilly5150 August 9, 2007

    OOOOOWWW!FUCK! Staples, Shoelace stitch, where the hell did this guy go to the hospital at? The end product is pretty good, considering.

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  • lickadslit August 9, 2007

    Skin out the snake and use that for skin grafting

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  • judasz August 9, 2007

    That was one HELLA indian burn. Skin came from the fat Bitches they keep posting on here.

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  • sleeko August 9, 2007

    That's amazing..

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  • zedex August 9, 2007

    Only a few North American snakes can do that much damage.Most notably, the Eastern Diamondback and Western Diamondback rattlers. Also, know that unless provoked, they do not invect that much venom. For this amount of damage, the kid was taunting the snake in some way and got exactly what he was begging for no matter how uncomfortable it may be

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  • skoal36 August 9, 2007

    rub some of the "clear" that barry uses will fix that right up

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  • rodgtard August 9, 2007

    he was just sittin on a rock when bit.it just got a really good invenomnating bite on him and they couldnt get quick treatment.its a hemotoxin in the venom that kills cells and causes massive swelling.

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  • twistatoe August 9, 2007

    Damn...that's rough!! Poor kid!! It's a shame they were 4 hours away from the nearest hospital, or it really wouldn't have ended so badly. Well...unless he didn't have insurance..then you'd have ended up with about the same result, with the shoelace stiches and everything. What do you think, copperhead?? Cotton Mouth? Rattler? Them copperhead's are VICIOUS...wonder what happend??

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  • sleeko August 9, 2007

    To think, when I was a kid, we used to go into the hills, of LA county and catch rattlers, to cash in on the bounty, being paid for them. Sometimes, we got as many as 20 or so, out of one hole. Never got bit, thank....Hmmmm, the snakes?

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  • throttlejockey August 9, 2007

    I would have to guess that it was a copperhead, as they are FAR more venomous than rattlers. Also, I have never seen a rattler bite swell bad enough for that.

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  • rodgtard August 9, 2007

    no one has ever died of a copperhead bite in north america.you will feel like shit but its not as powerful a venom as a western diamondback.an eastern is the biggest but not the most venomous.

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  • 3l3trica August 9, 2007

    now that som3 crazy shit!!!!!!

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  • crusaderrabbit August 9, 2007

    Apart from the necrotic tissue damage that is pretty kickass looking. And he's got a great scar story for the rest of his life to pick up barchicks. Unless he's lost mobility in that hand then that's a good tradeoff.

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  • zedex August 10, 2007

    Actually, the first cpperhead fatality occurred this year. A former sheriff was bitten bitten by a copperhead and, due to other existing ailments, the former sheriff died.

    As for western vs eastern diamondbacks, both are considered extremely dangerous and each has a LMD of about 50,000. The eastern diamondback delivers more venom than its western couterpart, thereby, it is the deadliest rattlesnake. Period. For the record, it is also the heaviest venomous snake on the planet.

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  • dktucson August 10, 2007

    considering it was a hand bite he most likely was climbing rocks & stuck his hand where the snake was sunning itself.Or as another poster commented--he was messing with it. Rattlers will start with a glancing nip or "dry bite" for the most part and if continued to be prodded will load up and pump the venom in with a solid bite . A co-worker of mine had his 8 yr old get bit--the hospital bill was--brace yourselves-- $80,000 USD !! His deductible was $1000 out of pocket.

    more on rattlers-jqjacobs/southwest/rattlesnake.html

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  • zedex August 10, 2007

    throttlejockey-- the copperhead is the most bite active venomous snake. They bite more people per year than all other American snakes combined. North Carolina ranks number one in bites per capita than any other state-- most are caopperheads. Until this year, there were no recorded copperhead deaths.

    Painful, yes. Swelling included. They are also the number one kept venomous snake among new hot herp keepers.

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  • skinafuckerrus August 10, 2007

    thats why i greet them with a hello from my rake to the noggin.

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  • imbetu August 10, 2007

    funny skino...!

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  • skababy69 August 10, 2007

    looks like road rash

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  • copenhagenman August 11, 2007

    i use shot shells in my .357mag to dispatch them motherfuckers. only 4 kinds of snakes i'm afraid of-big ones, little ones, dead ones, and live ones. it's a fact jack.

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  • hillbilly5150 August 12, 2007

    ^^^How 'bout black snakes?

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