Skip to comments.Cobra Bites, Critically Injures Florida Animal Sanctuary Worker
Posted on 06/26/2014 2:04:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A spectacled cobra bit the hand of a worker at a Florida wildlife sanctuary when she was cleaning the snake cages Thursday morning, critically injuring her.
The woman, 37, was transported to Palms West Hospital in critical condition, after emergency officials received a call from McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary in Loxahatchee at about 5:45 a.m.
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Let the f’n snake clean his own cage.
Somehow human beings establishing a sanctuary for deadly cobra snakes on a continent that is not their natural habitat and being in close proximity to those snakes seems a bit bizarre.
+1... no, +2!
wanna be a snake cage cleaner ?
get your degree online now at Reptile University.
our grads are in high demand at snake joints everywhere.
That snake needs a room mate: a mongoose.
If you have a venomous snake you should also be required to keep serum on hand
Negligent as well as stupid
My guess, it’s someone’s abandoned pet snake.
I thought they could milk the venom out of those snakes.
No, this is one of those insane places that collect out of place and dangerous creatures just for the Hell of it.
Probably tax supported at some level.
Just turn the d@mned thing loose in the Everglades
“A spectacled cobra bit the hand of a worker”
Well for gosh sakes isn’t there some government program that can get the poor animal contacts? You know how vane cobras are. It probably won’t wear its spectacles and can’t see.
I would expect zero to comment on this immediately!
The dude went to lay the snake into the cage, he did the ol 1...2...3, then dropped it in, grabbed the lid to place on top and this mamba jamba snake struck him right in the belly.
The look on his face was priceless. He knew...I just screwed the pooch on this one.
I think he lived, but was hospitalized for like a decade. lol
These snakes need to be killed the moment they're discovered.
Bored with pitbulls, black market venomous snakes have become the must-have accessories among south Florida drug dealers and those who admire them. Eventually, many of their owners quickly figure out that keeping these reptiles might not end well and so they let them loose. And in a comfortable climate free of natural predators, they're thriving.
I saw that episode...the guy nearly bought the farm.
I know all the snake haters would suggest some manly way to destroy it,...but damn, I think cobras are cool as hell..
This calls for a good tune:
Ray Wiley Hubbard: Snake Farm
Read about the ecological disaster that released pythons are having in the Everglades and other Florida wetlands. Always wondered why instead of killing feral cats, it would be better to neuter them, feed them python meat for a week and then release them in the Everglades. Not saying they would always win against mature pythons but cats are very canny hunters and would probably destroy a lot of python nests. Pythons have no natural enemies in North america.
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed;....” Genesis 3:15
“Pythons have no natural enemies in North America.”
That is incorrect. I am a natural enemy.
Make boots out of them — those distinctive markings on the back of the head would look very good on the shaft of the boot.
Substitute ‘muslim’ for ‘snake’ and your statement still works.
Kind of like a small zoo hmm. Well they need to be more careful with their snakes.
Yes ma’a :-)
This is speaking of the Edenic serpent (probably a guise of the devil) — not our modern literal snakes — but what’s a little theology between us?
ma’a should be ma’am
Ahh that is sightist!
Or, put the snakes eyes on the toe of the boot
I once heard Bob Livingston tell the story of Jerry Jeff getting Up Against the Wall from Ray, and the reaction from the crowd when they played it for the first time. They knew *immediately* they had a big hit on their hands.
That’s what happened during Andrew. A place like this was destroyed by the storm, and all the pythons headed out into the Glades. The rest is history.
That’s a beautiful snake. But holy cow, the meticulous care a person would have to take around it...let your guard down for a moment, and, well...
I’ll never be bitten by a snake because I stay the heck away from them!
“I know all the snake haters would suggest some manly way to destroy it,...but damn, I think cobras are cool as hell..”
They are and serve a purpose, just not in captivity for anything other than research. In my humble opinion.
Note to self: don’t ever get a job cleaning cobra cages, no matter what.
Yeah, on Animal Planet! In my back yard? Not so much.
you’d thnk so but there isnt a great deal of surplus antivenom around, and who knows how long it lasts.
I’ve got a cd somewhere of Jerry Jeff’s greatest hits that includes a live rendition, and he gives Ray Wiley credit in his introduction.
I think that was the first time I heard of Ray Wiley.
All Southerners have two first names—one of the few things Sherman couldn’t take or burn down.
I thought there was a law against bringing those things over here. If not there ought to be. I’d say a minimum of five years for possession, and 15 or so for trafficking— no possibility of parole. Legitimate research facilities could be exempted but should be closely monitored.
Mambas, cobras and the like make our pit vipers look like kittens. I doubt there’s a snake on earth that couldn’t thrive somewhere in the Southern US. Keeping them out is one of the few services the government could render.
Well, commonsense must be used by anyone studying snakes in captivity (and in the wild too, obviously)...I just find them fascinating...more so than any other kind of snake. They’re beautiful, exotic, and oh so deadly.