follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Python . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Skink . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Charlotte - Dec. 16-17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baton Rouge - Dec. 16-17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Ohio Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Kentucky Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Cleveland Reptile Show - Dec. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 04, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show Los Angeles - Jan. 06-07, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Lauderdale - Jan. 06, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for TortoiseTown
pool banner - $50 year

Death by Copperhead

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Crotalidae ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: EricWI at Sun Jan 30 13:41:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EricWI ]  
   

EAST RIDGE (WRCB) - A man trying to determine whether a copperhead was a male of female died after the snake bit him on Saturday night.

Emergency crews got the call just after 8:00 p.m. and rushed to a home on Blanton Drive. Firefighters and police officers found 26-year-old Wade Westbrook with a bite above the right elbow.

A friend had brought the snake over to Westbrook in a plastic container. At some point Westbrook wanted to investigate the gender of the snake. That's when the snake struck him.

It is unclear how much time passed between the bite and when firefighters arrived. But paramedics with Lifeguard EMS began CPR after their arrival on the scene.

Mr. Westbrook was transported to Erlanger Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by medical staff.

East Ridge Animal Control also responded to the scene to take possession of the snake.

Death from a snake envenomation in North America is extremely rare. In the year 2005, only 6 deaths from snakebites were reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13934395


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Death by Copperhead - draybar, Sun Jan 30 18:31:26 2011
>> Next Message:  Arrest Made in Connection to Snakebite - Wyvern, Thu Feb 3 17:38:55 2011