Man bitten by rattlesnake, dies

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 19:37:04-04

A man died Monday after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Game Warden Carlos Gomez said he was called out to St. John Hospital for a rattlesnake in a toolbox in the back of a pickup.

Gomez said the 58-year-old man's nephew told him that his uncle was bitten twice by a 36" timber rattlesnake while trying to catch the snake with a stick found by the road.

The victim asked his family to drive him to the hospital, where he later died.

The snake was released to a snake wrangler.

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