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Sun Aug 30, 2015, 02:39 PM

Selfie with rattlesnake turns out exactly like you think it would


Alex Gomez, 36, was picking up trash with his nephew at his family's ranch in Lake Elsinore, California, when he picked up a rattlesnake,
put it around his neck and took a selfie.
He was rushed to the hospital and treated with anti-venom, but the swelling may cause doctors to amputate his hand.

There is video at link, but it is a news video talking about the above.
http://www.wdsu.com/national/selfie-with-rattlesnake-turns-out-exactly-like-you-think-it-would/34921320

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Reply Selfie with rattlesnake turns out exactly like you think it would (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 OP
progressoid Aug 2015 #1
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #2
Major Nikon Aug 2015 #3
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #5
blaze Aug 2015 #8
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #9
catbyte Aug 2015 #4
Initech Aug 2015 #6
NewJeffCT Aug 2015 #7
ailsagirl Aug 2015 #10
mackerel Aug 2015 #11

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 02:49 PM

1. Darwin award runner-up.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 02:55 PM

2. Apparently he has spawned, so no award.

But I did like the video bit where his mother is calling him a damn fool, more or less.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 03:47 PM

3. Rattlesnake bites don't kill very many

But they do often cause permanent nerve damage and other nasty injuries.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 05:07 PM

5. Lost a cat to one couple years ago.

He was a most insistent outdoor cat, could not keep him in, and one day found him bit, took him to vet, it was a snakebite, could not save him.

We have ..as in see often....copperheads and rattle snakes in our woods.
also Ginormous black rat snakes, which will speed my heart rate when I find one lying across the entire width of the driveway.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 08:37 PM

8. My neighbor has a "most insistent outdoor cat"

She adopted him... and as much as she would like him to be an indoor cat... the cat just won't allow it. The most amazing howling! We are in a very urban area, so the biggest concern is cars (and at night coyotes and foxes). We just keep our fingers crossed for this very independent and affection cat. We think he's about 9 or 10 yrs old... so he's taken good care of himself so far.

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Response to blaze (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 09:13 PM

9. My other cat is also sometimes outdoors...but...

he is about 13, and rarely leaves the carport or edge of the house, does not go roaming int the woods.
Won't even chase the lizards anymore, he is too old and creaky, so I don't worry about him much.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 04:18 PM

4. In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny,

"What a maroon..."

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 05:51 PM

6. Why does this remind me of that movie The Campaign?



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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 08:35 PM

7. next, he'll sue the company that made the phone

for making it too tempting to resist taking selfies

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 10:14 PM

10. Brother!!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 11:38 PM

11. Clearly the guy has impulse control problems

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