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Man Bitten By Snake While Stopping To Watch Alligators

A man bitten by snake stepped out of his car in Florida in Alligator Alley to view some alligators and was bitten on the foot.  The snake was said to be poisonous.

Man Bitten By Snake While Stopping To Watch Alligators

Man Bitten By Snake While Stopping To Watch AlligatorsHighway I-75 in Florida is also known as Alligator Alley.  The man stopped at mile marker 49 eastbound to view alligators.  when the 29 year old man stepped out of his car to view the alligators Saturday evening, a pit viper bit him on his foot.  He was traveling with his girlfriend that evening.  The name of the man is still unknown.

Mike Jachles, the spokesperson for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, said officials from Miami-Dade venom unit responded after the incidents and a helicopter airlifted the man to Cleveland Clinic hospital in Weston, Florida.  The man has been stabilized as of now.

The pit viper is a snake native to the Americas and Asia.  It is named for the heat sensing pit organ that is located between the eye and nostril on each side of the head.  These are the only viperids in the Americas.  The groups of snakes that belong with them are also rattlesnakes, lanceheads and Asian pit vipers.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Man Bitten By Snake While Stopping To Watch Alligators

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