Rattlesnake With Severed Head Bites South Texas Man - NBC4 Washington
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Rattlesnake With Severed Head Bites South Texas Man

The man decapitated the snake which then bit him



    Rattlesnake With Severed Head Bites South Texas Man
    In this file photo, a rattlesnake watches a handler's boot at the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

    A South Texas man almost died after he was bitten by the head of a rattlesnake he'd just decapitated, his wife said. 

    The bite happened May 27 as Milo and Jennifer Sutcliffe were doing yard work at their home near Lake Corpus Christi. Jennifer Sutcliffe said her husband found a 4-foot rattlesnake and hacked off its head with a shovel. As he bent down to pick up the remains, the severed head "actually turned around and grabbed onto his hand," Sutcliffe told the Houston Chronicle. "He had to rip it off."

    Sutcliffe said she called 911 and began driving her husband the 45 miles to a Corpus Christi hospital. He began having seizures, losing his vision and bleeding internally and was airlifted the rest of the way, the report said.

    "He was saying stuff like 'if I die I love you,'" she told the Chronicle.

    WH: Cannot Guarantee Trump Didn't Use N-Word

    [NATL] WH Defends Trump's 'Dog' Comment, Says They Cannot Guarantee Trump Didn't Use N-Word

    The White House defended President Donald Trump calling former protégée Omarosa Manigault-Newman a "dog" in a Tuesday press conference. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also could not guarantee that Trump has never used the N-word on record, but doubled down in his defense. 

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018)

    Sutcliffe said her husband needed 26 doses of antivenom, where a normal patient gets two to four. 

    He was recovering in the hospital.