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Multistate hunt for antivenom after exotic snake attacks Michigan man

Multistate hunt for antivenom after exotic snake attacks Michigan manA snake bite forced doctors to frantically call zoos and venom response programs across the country in search of antivenom medicine. A 26-year-old man who was bit by a cobra did not respond to the generic antivenom medicine he was initially provided at a Michigan-area hospital, before being airlifted to Detroit. As his respiratory muscles became paralysed, doctors reportedly scrambled to locate a serum that would neutralize the rare snake venom coursing through his body.



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Texas man nearly died after being bitten by venomous snake he decapitated, wife says

Texas man nearly died after being bitten by venomous snake he decapitated, wife saysJennifer Sutcliffe said she and her husband were doing yard work on Memorial Day weekend – in preparation for a family barbecue – when she spotted a 4-foot long Western diamondback rattlesnake slithering through her flowerbed. Ms Sutcliffe screamed, she told the Washington Post, altering her husband to the snake’s presence.



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Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake bite

Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake biteAn Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday and both died before they could reach hospital, police inspector Vijay Singh told AFP. The family spotted the snake in another room but the creature escaped. A post-mortem is to be carried out but police have registered a case of accidental death, the officer added. India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper. India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.



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Snake makes a sudden appearance on driver's sssssside window

Snake makes a sudden appearance on driver's sssssside windowSnakes are relatively common in Australia, but perhaps less so coiled up on people's cars. A driver got quite the surprise when a venomous red-bellied black snake made an appearance on the side of his car on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Nightmare alert: 5-foot snake found hiding in someone's toilet in Texas According to
ABC News, driver Ted Ogier was driving back from the New South Wales town of Eden for work, when suddenly a snake slithered from under the bonnet to curl around the driver's side mirror. Oh, and it wanted in. "It was sort of tapping on the window a couple of times, because it obviously wanted to get in," Ogier told the news outlet.  The snake was estimated to be about 2.5 metres (8 feet) long, and Ogier got a co-worker to remove the reptile with a broom. It's likely the snake crawled in to the engine bay, seeking a bit of warmth. While red-bellied black snakes are highly venomous, they are a shy snake, preferring to flee and will only bite if you seriously try and annoy it, according to the Australian Museum. WATCH: We all hate folding clothes, but is $ 1,000 folding robot worth it?



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Driver spots venomous, red-bellied black snake hissing at him through his car window

Driver spots venomous, red-bellied black snake hissing at him through his car windowAn Australian man experienced the fright of his life recently after a venomous snake scaled his car window as he drove home from the mechanic.



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17-Foot Python Takes New Record for Annual Florida Snake Hunt

17-Foot Python Takes New Record for Annual Florida Snake HuntJason Leon broke the hunt record Friday and previously held the record for largest python ever found in Florida.



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Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourgeBANGKOK (AP) — When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo's fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far more common problem facing Thailand's capital: snakes.



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Venomous Snake Bites Woman's Foot Inside LongHorn Steakhouse

Venomous Snake Bites Woman's Foot Inside LongHorn SteakhouseShe walked in for a bite, but she was the one getting bitten.



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Florida man discovers huge snake has been living in his attic for years

Florida man discovers huge snake has been living in his attic for yearsOut of all the stuff that can go wrong in Florida, finding out that a snake has been hiding out in your attic is probably low on the list. Bob van der Herchen recently had the pleasure of discovering a 6-foot boa constrictor living in the attic of his home in Englewood, Florida, rent free. According to WFLA, van der Herchen's son and wife often complained about noise coming from the attic, but he payed no attention to it. SEE ALSO: Commuting snake hitches a ride home on a Boston train “He used to complain he’d hear sounds in the attic. I didn’t think much of it, I thought maybe it was rats,” van der Herchen told WFLA. Just rats, nothing to see here. Well, the attic intruder was actually a massive snake. A snake trapper helped the family safely remove the boa from the attic, and in the process found it had shed some skin. The man estimates the snake had been living in the attic for years.  According to van der Herchen, the snake's cozy resting spot was right above the chair his wife sat in. “It was actually bunking in the rafter space right above the Florida room chair where my wife sits,” he said. The man believes the snake was once a pet, a common problem in Florida, and entered his home by a tree branch that was hanging close to his house. "He hopes this story serves as a reminder to homeowners to trim overgrown trees," WFLA wrote. Yeah, that's the problem here. Overgrown trees.  WATCH: Rogue deer tackles innocent man in a parking lot



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Snake Wraps Around Woman's Neck

Snake Wraps Around Woman's NeckFirefighters in Ohio were forced to cut off snake's neck to protect a woman.



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