Man bitten by snake goes for a run, dies

There are 125 comments on the KRMG-AM Tulsa story from Apr 28, 2013, titled Man bitten by snake goes for a run, dies. In it, KRMG-AM Tulsa reports that:

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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#75 Apr 29, 2013
Ohio Cowgirl wrote:
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If U say so....:)
Sup Ohio Cowgirl?

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#76 Apr 29, 2013
my one eye snake doesn't bite but it spits on occasion...
Marley Money

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#77 Apr 29, 2013
centereach ny wrote:
my one eye snake doesn't bite but it spits on occasion...
My favorite kind!!!!!
Devo

Australia

#78 Apr 29, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Seem's incredible, that a guy could grow up there, and not know, that picking up snakes is likely a bad idea?
If he grew up there its probably not the first snake he's handled. Plenty of snakes up there

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#79 Apr 29, 2013
Devo wrote:
<quoted text>If he grew up there its probably not the first snake he's handled. Plenty of snakes up there
We just had an elderly guy die here in Florida from a diamondback rattlesnake, and i had'nt a clue we had them down here.....Years ago, there was a place called Serpentarium, in Miami....the owner, Bill Haas's blood was worth big bucks, cause he had survived every kind of bite.....

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#80 Apr 29, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>We just had an elderly guy die here in Florida from a diamondback rattlesnake, and i had'nt a clue we had them down here.....Years ago, there was a place called Serpentarium, in Miami....the owner, Bill Haas's blood was worth big bucks, cause he had survived every kind of bite.....
info , Eastern diamondback ,, bigger than a Western
and they are making a big comeback ... have right here as well about 35 miles from me ..Bergen swamp

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#82 Apr 29, 2013
kent wrote:
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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.
More people in Australia get bitten trying to kill snakes than anything else I've heard, not sure if it's true or not but it wouldn't surprise me.
King Browns, otherwise known as Mulga Snakes are actually a member of the Black Snake family.
They get big those things, up to 3 metres (nearly 10 ft.) in length.
Becky

Yangzhou, China

#83 Apr 29, 2013
kent wrote:
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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.
When I used to bushwalk in the Blue Mountains you could sometimes hear rustling sounds ahead of us as the snakes hurried to get out of our way.

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#84 Apr 29, 2013
centereach ny wrote:
my one eye snake doesn't bite but it spits on occasion...
... i heard of the deadly acorn snake ...

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#85 Apr 29, 2013
Voldemort must have been looking for Harry again.

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#86 Apr 29, 2013
Humhainna wrote:
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But still never take a chance. Seek medical attention as quick as possible.
Anybody who takes the time to learn to distinguish between a coral snake and its look alikes in the U.S. can very easily tell the difference. The Eastern Coral snake has wide bands of red and black separated by a narrow yellow band while its mimics have a different band color pattern as in red next to yellow can kill a fellow and red next to black, OK jack. The differnces are far more distinct than with the brown snakes of Australia vs. their mimics. Also, a venomous snake will leave telltale fang marks while a harmless snake will veave a horseshoe shaped bite pattern with two distinctive fang marks inside the horseshoe shaped bite pattern. Of course, if one isn't sure, one should get treatment.

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#87 Apr 30, 2013
Went to a great snake show, in Thailand.....they showed and explained many of the indigenous species, even have a fight between a King Cobra and a Mongoose....sadly, it does'nt last long, as i don't think they feed the mongoose till the end of the day....lol....One of the funniest features was several 10-12 year old thai kids, when they are showing what they call the springing snake.....then the snake springs about five feet and nails this one boy....group of aussie women, down front, scream and almost faint......all until the guys say's, Oh Springing Snake not poisonous......lol.....not sure you could do that same show, in the states....lol....

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#88 Apr 30, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Anybody who takes the time to learn to distinguish between a coral snake and its look alikes in the U.S. can very easily tell the difference. The Eastern Coral snake has wide bands of red and black separated by a narrow yellow band while its mimics have a different band color pattern as in red next to yellow can kill a fellow and red next to black, OK jack. The differnces are far more distinct than with the brown snakes of Australia vs. their mimics. Also, a venomous snake will leave telltale fang marks while a harmless snake will veave a horseshoe shaped bite pattern with two distinctive fang marks inside the horseshoe shaped bite pattern. Of course, if one isn't sure, one should get treatment.
how did that go???????

red on black ,stand..... back,,,,,,,, yellow on black a good fellow
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#89 Apr 30, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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how did that go???????
red on black ,stand..... back,,,,,,,, yellow on black a good fellow
sup pops?

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#90 Apr 30, 2013
not your post count ha ha ha ha

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#91 Apr 30, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Anybody who takes the time to learn to distinguish between a coral snake and its look alikes in the U.S. can very easily tell the difference. The Eastern Coral snake has wide bands of red and black separated by a narrow yellow band while its mimics have a different band color pattern as in red next to yellow can kill a fellow and red next to black, OK jack. The differnces are far more distinct than with the brown snakes of Australia vs. their mimics. Also, a venomous snake will leave telltale fang marks while a harmless snake will veave a horseshoe shaped bite pattern with two distinctive fang marks inside the horseshoe shaped bite pattern. Of course, if one isn't sure, one should get treatment.
I made a typo here. The horseshoe pattern bite marks of a non-venomous snake lack the two additional distinctive fang marks inside of the bite pattern.

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#92 Apr 30, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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how did that go???????
red on black ,stand..... back,,,,,,,, yellow on black a good fellow
Sounds bass ackwards to me. Better retake Zoology 101.(LOL)

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#93 Apr 30, 2013
Tourniquet is not used for snakebites in Australia. Pressure immobilisation bandage is the recommended first aid.

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#94 Apr 30, 2013
DATY69 wrote:
Tourniquet is not used for snakebites in Australia. Pressure immobilisation bandage is the recommended first aid.
You're right. I had forgotten that update in practice. Evidently it's more efficient than the Tourniquet in some way.

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#95 Apr 30, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds bass ackwards to me. Better retake Zoology 101.(LOL)
refresher course ,,,,The coral snake has a black nose and red bands touching yellow bands.

red on black ok for jack .... yellow on black a poisonous fellow .... thanks . but when in doubt I leave be

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