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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Alabama father paralyzed and fighting for life after coral snake bite

An Alabama father-of-six has been paralyzed and is fighting for his life after he picked up a deadly snake, thinking it was harmless.

Jeffrey Phillips was trying to catch what he thought was a milk snake for his brother when it bit him, and caused devastating injuries.

The reptile was actually a coral snake, which has the same color and similar markings to a milk snake, but are actually the deadliest in the country.

He was rushed to Anderson Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, and antivenom was flown in to try and save his life, but the time delay meant the coral snake's poison had already done a lot of damage.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're going to play with snakes, you better know what kind of snake you're playing with.

Anonymous said...

Red touch yellow, kill a fellow.

Anonymous said...

There is a harmless snake that looks almost exactly like a Coral Snake,and only an expert can safely tell the difference.

Anonymous said...

I don't mess around with snakes or Bad Bad Leroy Brown.

Anonymous said...

May 16, 2018 at 9:52 AM:

You don't have to be an expert (Herpetologist) to know the difference. All you need is a good reference snake book with pictures. Only the ignorant (uninformed, uneducated) can't tell the difference. FYI, both the King Snake and the Milk Snake have SIMILAR markings (color bands), but are easy to distinguish from a Coral Snake. If you don't know what you're messing with, leave them all alone.