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Man hospitalized after trying to take selfie with snake
CBS8 ^ | 08/26/15

Posted on 09/02/2015 4:44:43 AM PDT by Enlightened1

Edited on 09/02/2015 5:57:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

AKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) A Lake Elsinore man may have to lose his hand after he picked up a rattlesnake in order to take a selfie with it.

KCBS-TV reports that 36-year-old Alex Gomez snatched up the snake Monday at his family's ranch. The snake bit his hand which swelled. His neighbor called 911 and he was transported to an area hospital.


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bit; hospitalized; rattlesnake; selfie

1 posted on 09/02/2015 4:44:43 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

It’s much safer to take a selfie with a camera.


2 posted on 09/02/2015 4:48:02 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G. K. Chesterton))
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To: Enlightened1

Uh—I guess it’s safe to say that this guy is not the brightest bulb in the box……...


3 posted on 09/02/2015 4:48:53 AM PDT by basil
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To: basil
Right who in the right mind tries to take a selfie with a pissed off Rattle Snake?
4 posted on 09/02/2015 4:50:53 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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5 posted on 09/02/2015 4:52:41 AM PDT by fredhead (Join the Navy and see the world.....77% of which is covered in water.)
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Maybe instead of saying, Hold muh beer" he should have said, "Hold muh snake"....

For some reason it reminds me of the old joke about the drunk who was playing cards. he went to the bathroom and when he came back he had forgot to zip it up and it laid out on the table as he used it as a brace to steady himself. One of the other drunks saw it and said, A snake!" The owner said, Kill it!" Another smashed his beer bottle down on it and the owner cried, "It bit me! Hit it again!"

6 posted on 09/02/2015 4:55:28 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Enlightened1

Alex Gomez is now a Hiss-panic.


7 posted on 09/02/2015 4:59:10 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Enlightened1

It is the nature of rattlesnakes to be - rattlesnakes.

And the rattle was probably buzzing furiously all the time.

The Universe is a cruel and unforgiving place. Especially for the stupid.


8 posted on 09/02/2015 5:00:59 AM PDT by alloysteel (If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? - Will Rogers.)
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To: N. Theknow

LOL!!!


9 posted on 09/02/2015 5:02:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Enlightened1

Darwin Award Honorable Mention - if he survives. Dumba$$.


10 posted on 09/02/2015 5:04:44 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: hitting your target.)
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To: Enlightened1

Just another liberal “Dim”ocrat identifying himself by his own stupidity


11 posted on 09/02/2015 5:06:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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12 posted on 09/02/2015 5:11:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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13 posted on 09/02/2015 5:47:15 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Enlightened1

Probably a pot heat... smoke that!


14 posted on 09/02/2015 6:27:14 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...lief systems)
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To: Enlightened1

That’s the picture? How is that a “selfie”? Neither of his hands are holding the camera or a selfie stick.


15 posted on 09/02/2015 7:27:34 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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I’ don’t know if that is the actual picture?

I think it’s just to put a face with the name.


16 posted on 09/02/2015 7:31:58 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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“There ain’t no cure for stupid”. Ron White


17 posted on 09/02/2015 7:58:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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This story was posted about a week ago.

I contend that people are getting dumber and dumber.

I just don't remember adult men acting like this when I was a kid.

18 posted on 09/02/2015 8:08:01 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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[Channeling Darwin]: "Damn! Missed him by THAT much!
19 posted on 09/02/2015 9:06:59 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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