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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Corpus Christi man bitten by severed rattlesnake head
A Corpus Christi man is still recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake, even after the snake had already been beheaded.
It happened the weekend of May 27 at a residence near Lake Corpus Christi.
Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were doing weekend yard work when she spotted a four-foot rattlesnake. She said her husband quickly took his shovel and severed the snake's head, but moments later when he bent down to dispose of the snake, the snake's head bit him.
"Which in that case since there is nobody, it released all its venom into him at that point, so he had a lot of venoms," Sutcliffe said.
Sutcliffe called 911 and began driving her husband to the hospital. He immediately began having seizures, lost his vision and experienced internal bleeding.
Sutcliffe couldn't get her husband to the hospital fast enough, so she met up with an ambulance.
"They HALO-Flighted him into the hospital," Sutcliffe said. Sutcliffe said the first 24 hours were the worst. Doctors told her
husband might not make it, even after giving him vast amounts of
antivenom. "A normal person who is going to get bit is going to
get two to four doses of antivenom," Sutcliffe said. "He had to have 26