Danny Anderson and his son beheaded a 5-foot rattlesnake on their property in central Washington state. Then, they beat it over the head. But the snake still had its revenge. From the Associated Press:
"When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised around and did a backflip almost, and bit my finger," Anderson said. "I had to shake my hand real hard to get it to let loose."Link (via Fortean Times)
His wife insisted they go to the hospital, and by the time they arrived at Prosser Memorial Hospital 10 minutes later, Anderson's tongue was swollen and the venom was spreading. He then was taken by ambulance 30 miles to a Richland hospital to get the full series of six shots he needed.
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