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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 06:53 PM
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11. Isolated incident my Great Aunt Fannie!
Google hits:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=walmart+snakes&...

One article:
http://sixthcolumn.typepad.com/sixth_column/2007/02/sho...

Shop at Wal-Mart? Watch Out for Rattlesnakes!


WFTV News

VIERA, Fla. -- A Brevard County man may never use his pinky finger again, all because of a trip to his neighborhood Wal-Mart. John Page says he was attacked in the store's garden section. The snake was caught after the attack at the Wal-Mart on Wickham Road in Viera. Now, the victim is demanding that Wal-Mart acknowledge that poisonous snake bites occur more frequently than they have in the past and take steps to make sure someone shopping for plants doesn't end up in the emergency room.

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Page fell down, injured his back and went to the emergency room at Wuesthoff Hospital. An employee caught the snake and, after getting a dose of anti-venom, Page took pictures of the reptile with his cell phone.

Page then started doing research and found out he wasn't alone. Since 1987, there have been seven other documented cases of rattlesnake bites in Wal-Mart stores. His lawyer says they won't acknowledge the frequency and continue to say they've never had a problem before.

But Page and his attorney want something done.

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