Wednesday, October 9, 2013

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - Man Saves Turtle, Gets Bit By Snake

Or maybe it was the dreaded snurtle!

"For doing a good deed, a Hollywood man almost lost his life Tuesday – to a highly venomous eastern diamondback rattlesnake.

The 24-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, and a friend were driving on Interstate 75 in west Broward County when they saw a turtle crossing the highway.
At a point west of the interchange, where I-75 meets Interstate 595, they pulled over. The man got out, grabbed the turtle and carried it to a grassy area on the side of the highway.

 "When he reached down to put the turtle in the grass, that's when the snake bit him," said Capt. Jeff Fobb, of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Venom Response Team."

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