Man Still Recovering From Severed Snake Head Bite
(Corpus Christi, TX) — A Texas man is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake, even though the snake’s head had been cut off. Jennifer Sutcliffe said it happened at their home near Lake Corpus Christi last weekend when the couple was doing yard work. She says the four-foot snake slithered up to them and her husband severed its head with a shovel. When he went down to dispose of it, the head bit his hand and released all its venom. He was flown to a hospital where doctors told Sutcliffe he may not make it. After being given 26 doses of anti-venom, he was stabilized. He’s currently in stable condition.