Skip to comments.Hunter saves own life after rattlesnake bit him
Posted on 05/02/2013 2:47:58 PM PDT by Kartographer
Chad Cross was hunting for turkey in the woods in Alabama when a venomous pit viper rattlesnake bit him in the lower left leg. Nervous and scared, the Montgomery resident attempted to calm himself and slow his heart rate so as to prevent the quick spreading of the deadly venom throughout his body. He then made a move that saved his life. He pulled out his $10 snake-bite kit. WSFA has the incredible story:
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"Doc says you're gonna die."
Attempting to suck out the venom from a snake bite is a no-no.
Read “The Yearling” for an excellent tip on how to survive rattlesnake bite.
You Beat me to it! lol
He used a snakebite kit which involves suctioning out some of the venom does it not? That site you referenced seems to say do not cut the wound, lie still and wait for help. I know that is oversimplification but that is what I quickly read. It seems he might be dead if he followed that advice. If I misread welcome clarification. Thanks.
LOL Just told that one 2 nights ago.
The Indians used to go to sleep after beng bit, as moving around and a higher heart rate is what kills you. I think attempting to suck out the venom with your mouth is a no no but I don’t knoe about the sucker he had.
I think of that joke every time I hear of a snake bite.
This was a venomous pit viper rattlesnake. Well, all rattlesnakes are pit vipers, and they are also all venomous. If he had just called it a rattlesnake, his heart might have beaten more slowly.
Anyway, he is lucky to be alive. Even very slight rattlesnake bites can be fatal.
I have tons of them. One in each daypack, two in the GOOD pack, just in case the lil Bass turd bites twice or is so Yuge! the fangs are too far separated, requiring two of these things.
Have one in the med kit under the bathroom sink, next to my burn kit.
And a couple under my bed.
I got a problem with impulse buying.
All that said, this guy would have died. He got bit in absolutely the worst spot. Well, maybe not the worst spot, which brings up the cowboy joke. Won’t go there.
Still, less than 10 people die each year from snake bites.
I’m more worried about picking up ticks. Had tick fever once. Sucked. The pills had me sleeping for almost two weeks.
I bought a snake bite kit once. Nothing in it but a set of teeth.
That’s orally but, you should absolutely use this device if you are bit by a snake, stabbed by a hornet or bee.
He would be dead if he just sat there and did nothing.
I'll check this out and get something.
I found a rattlesnake on my back porch one day and beat its head to death and put it in a bottle and it was still alive the next day. Animal dept. person came that day to pick it up and she said even though it was moving it was dead but didn't know it. However, she wasn't going to take it out of that bottle. She took snake in bottle with her.
I will research the best thing for snake bites these days. Here in Texas, we've got rattlesnakes and water moccasins in my area and in west Texas, huge rattlesnakes and I don't know if coral snakes are there.
Someone from west Texas, tell us the ones that are there.
(snicker, snort) Love it.
When I was young, the advice was, make an X incision with a razor blade over the puncture(s) and suck out the venom and if you have the kit that has anti-venom, you were supposed to inject that.
I’m glad they changed the procedure because I knew I was gonna die and it wasn’t because my Indian friend wouldn’t suck out the poison.
I have always heard that if a man is bitten when he is in his twenties and healthy that such a person rarely dies.
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