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Rattler strikes S. Georgia man

November 12, 2004

Thomasville - Tony Herring of Thomasville was hunting with a friend in Brooks County when he was bitten on the leg by a canebrake rattler. Luckily, they weren't too far from a hospital.

Herring says, "The snakes are looking for their winter habitat, and they become particularly aggressive this time of year. That's why, the circumstances on this particular snake, there was no warning whatsoever, never rattled."

Herring was given more than 40 vials of antivenin. He says the normal dosage is about 8 vials.

posted at 4:57 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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