Man bitten by snake goes for a run, dies

Apr 28, 2013 Full story: KRMG-AM Tulsa 125

The guy was cleaning up around the field hockey facility when he saw a snake that he thought was non venomous.

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#54 Apr 28, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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thanks for the info , it seems to me that at 26??? you should know a brown , being a native and and all
Yeah it's a tragic mistake on his behalf & it's easy to do.
Sometimes the young of Brown species can resemble harmless Pythons in markings.

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#55 Apr 28, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
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I love the color of the brown one, kind of golden!
I've seen them in colours from a sort of pale yellow/orange in young ones to an adult that had a dark green tinge through it's brown colour.
The FUCKTARD Busters

Tempe, AZ

#56 Apr 28, 2013
Darwinite wrote:
<quoted text>Snakes are very common up here so alot of people know how to handle snakes, unfortunately brown snakes look similar to an Olive python which are completey harmless and one of the more common species of snake up here.
f*ckwit

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#57 Apr 28, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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I stay several inches above ground level on a bicycle. Which may be more hazardous than snakebites what with the way people drive around here.
Lol, several inches doesn't help much if you run over one.

I ran over a big Eastern Brown on a motorbike one day by accident, on my own out in the middle of nowhere in western Queensland, probably about 30 k's from the nearest homestead.
Tearing through thick scrub on a narrow dirt road, going too fast to avoid or dodge around him.
Dressed well for the occasion of course, pair of steel capped pull on boots, shorts & a singlet.
He was stretched right across the road & the only choice I had was head into the trees at about 80 k's per hour or keep going & lift my feet & legs as high as I could.
I chose the latter & even at that speed as I went over him he struck the tank just under my leg, sh*t it was close.
On a 600 XT Yamaha Ténéré, fairly tall bike which is probably lucky for me, anything smaller & I might have ended up another snakebite statistic.

Went back to have a look at him but he was nowhere to be found, that was about 20 years ago but I don't think I'll forget it anytime soon.

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#58 Apr 28, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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I see that very interesting ... yes they do
Clown!! LMAO!!
Darwinite

Australia

#59 Apr 28, 2013
The FUCKTARD Busters wrote:
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f*ckwit
Do you have a last name or is it just fuckwit?

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#61 Apr 29, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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Yeah it's a tragic mistake on his behalf & it's easy to do.
Sometimes the young of Brown species can resemble harmless Pythons in markings.
that is the same with plants , the roots of one are eatable , the leaves are poison .. and a similar plant
and of course visa versa ....
Out Bush

East Ballina, Australia

#62 Apr 29, 2013
Basically nearly everything in Australia will try to kill you I. Some way . Even the roos will try to gut you and stomp the crap out of you . The humble platypus has a nice little spur , the cassowary will also gut you . Snakes will either lie there and kill you ( death adders etc ) whilst the browns and tiger snakes will actively chase you down . Up north is croc territory , but at least you can see them compared to the box jelly fish and stingers , also chuck in the rock fish and blue ring octopus . Koalas are vicious buggers when they are riled and whatever you do don't take the kids camping in dingo territory .

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#63 Apr 29, 2013
Out Bush wrote:
Basically nearly everything in Australia will try to kill you I. Some way . Even the roos will try to gut you and stomp the crap out of you . The humble platypus has a nice little spur , the cassowary will also gut you . Snakes will either lie there and kill you ( death adders etc ) whilst the browns and tiger snakes will actively chase you down . Up north is croc territory , but at least you can see them compared to the box jelly fish and stingers , also chuck in the rock fish and blue ring octopus . Koalas are vicious buggers when they are riled and whatever you do don't take the kids camping in dingo territory .
not to mention FOSTERS

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#64 Apr 29, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>I know what the venomous snakes look like in Florida and I know how to tell the water moccasin from the common water snake which many mistake for a water moccasin. I also can easily tell a coral snake from the non-venomous mimics
But still never take a chance. Seek medical attention as quick as possible.

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#65 Apr 29, 2013
Time for a pet mongoose.
Orca Winfrey

Medford, NY

#66 Apr 29, 2013
That's why I always carry a snake charmer with me whenever I visit Australia.
kent

Camberwell, Australia

#67 Apr 29, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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I guess you could say it's a type of alert, mention Brown Snake & everyone knows immediatly what you're talking about.
They're from the genus Pseudonaja, venomous elapid snakes native to Australia.
There's 7 seperate species, commonly known as Brown Snakes.
Spotted, Speckled, Peninsula, Ingram's, Ringed, Western & Eastern.
Colours can vary greatly, even within the same species as in the pic below of 2 Eastern Browns.
http://tinyurl.com/cnsqp8l
I almost walked straight into a kingbrown in the blue mountains, luckily I got the warning hiss, and was able to walk a long circle around it. Its the heroes who try and handle them and kill them. and others who dont see them who get bit and die.

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#68 Apr 29, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Tragic about the guy. Tourniquet and avoidance of unnecessary exertion is a mantra for snakebite. It seems he hadn't got the memo.
Seem's incredible, that a guy could grow up there, and not know, that picking up snakes is likely a bad idea?
Marley Money

Medford, NY

#69 Apr 29, 2013
I usually whip out my manhood and scare the snake away.....I think it's the oversized foreskin that scares them the most.

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#70 Apr 29, 2013
Marley Money wrote:
I usually whip out my manhood and scare the snake away.....I think it's the oversized foreskin that scares them the most.
lol, Out of Control!!!
The Paisan

Medford, NY

#71 Apr 29, 2013
Ohio Cowgirl wrote:
<quoted text> lol, Out of Control!!!
;-)

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#72 Apr 29, 2013
Marley Money wrote:
I usually whip out my manhood and scare the snake away.....I think it's the oversized foreskin that scares them the most.
...possibly the smell.......eh, Dilf?.....
The Paisan

Medford, NY

#73 Apr 29, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...possibly the smell.......eh, Dilf?.....
Eh, Blue.....eh.

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#74 Apr 29, 2013
The Paisan wrote:
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;-)
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If U say so....:)

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