Here’s a Horrifying Reminder That Severed Rattlesnake Heads Can Still Bite You

WABCA Texas man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake that he had just decapitated

A Southeast Texas man received over two dozen doses of antivenom after a beheaded rattlesnake bit him near Corpus Christi, KIII-TV reported. And because the snake's head was no longer connected to a body when it bit him, she told KIII-TV that it discharged the full load of its venom all at once. Moments later, he bent down to dispose of the snake and that's when the head bit him.

The story has a semi-biblical tone: A man and woman together in a garden come across a serpent. But. he started having seizures, lost his visions and began bleeding internally. Sutcliffe met up with an ambulance and her husband was ultimately air-lifted to a hospital.

Sutcliffe said the first 24 hours were the worst.

Because the head was severed from the body, the reptile is believed to have released an extremely large amount of deadly venom into her husband's hand.

Sutcliffe said her husband needed 26 doses of antivenom, where a normal patient gets two to four doses.

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He was eventually airlifted to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital, she said. The population of these snakes is so high that a special event is held in Sweetwater, Texas to get rid of excess rattlesnakes every year.

Doctors initially thought the attack might be fatal but he is now in a stable condition after being given 26 doses of an expensive anti-venom.

Just like anyone else, Sutcliffe's husband tried to kill the snake.

And by the way, you may think that you should treat a snakebite victim by sucking out the venom: don't do that, says Dr. Halpert.

FYI: A snake's internal organs are still alive even an hour after they have been beheaded as their metabolism is slower than humans.

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