Your Wednesday Morning Florida Report

An 18-year-old in Florida went to the hospital after suffering from multiple bites to the face from a water moccasin. He was in critical condition but also faced major fines.
Austin Hatfield looks, judging from his Facebook page, to be really into snakes. But that love for reptiles had a consequence.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital to treat injuries caused by a four-foot water moccasin he had caught on a trail by his house.
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6 Responses to Your Wednesday Morning Florida Report

  1. Tree Mike says:

    Play stupid games…win stupid prizes. Bogside nailed it.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    This nitwit might be a Darwinian finalist.

  3. Sanders says:

    Stupidity should be painful.

  4. pigpen51 says:

    Even if you absolutely love wildlife, you should leave them the hell alone. Even if they are not poisonous, or not harmful in any way, like a bird or a butterfly, just leave nature in peace, to live their lives. Life in the wild is tough enough, for God’s creatures, there is no reason to bother it if just for your own kicks.
    Hunting and fishing, or to relocate dangerous critters away from your homestead, sure, then do what you must do. But handling an animal just to satisfy your own vanity is just wrong. And in this case, it was painful, as well. I won’t say good, but I will say, he got what he deserved.

  5. CC says:

    If you’re going to kiss a snake, get a pretty one – moccasins are just plain mud-ugly.

  6. Butch says:

    His pet was only four feet long? That’s still a baby. Does that make Austin (if that’s not his name it will still fit) a snake pedophile? Used to be when our bird dogs would get bit in the head by rattlers or moccasin, we would just keep watch over them. They’d swell up around the bite and just want to sleep for several days and then they would be fine.

    One of my dogs got bit by a rattler right in what is comparable to the inside of our elbow. He almost died, was at the vet’s for a week going through anti-venom. Daddy never complained about the cost, it must have been much cheaper back in 1965 than it is now.

    Hey despite everything else, ol’ Austin gave a good gang sign on his selfie…moron.

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