All That Rattles Is Not A Toy

Sunday and more relaxation and good food…..

This comes in the “Can’t Fix Stupid” Category.

Remember those rubber snakes that kids use to use to scare their sisters?

Snakes are not a toy…….go figure…..

An Arizona man claims he’s finally learned his lesson about messing around with snakes after getting bitten for the second time in his life. Victor Pratt, 48, was holding a birthday party for his kid at home in Coolidge, Ariz., on Sept. 7 when he picked up a rattlesnake and began playing with it, Fox 10 reports. “When the kids saw it, I grabbed it,” Pratt says. “I showed them how to catch it and I was playing with it like little kids do.” After posing for several photos, Pratt lost his grip on the snake’s head and the reptile bit him on the neck and face. The snakebite veteran had the presence of mind to ask friends to rush him to the hospital. “I said, ‘We gotta go now,’ because I knew what was going to happen,” said Pratt. He was intubated and sedated for five days.

Had Pratt not gotten to the hospital when he did, he could have been dead within 30 minutes, doctors say. “Ain’t gonna play with snakes no more,” he says. Pratt claims he doesn’t remember anything from his time under sedation, not even when he was moved from Coolidge to a bigger facility in Phoenix, USA Today reports. Doctors say that kind of memory loss is common in people being treated for venomous snakebites, as the drugs used to keep victims sedated, and therefore unable to pull the breathing tube out of their tracheas, prevent the brain from forming memories.

There is only so much stupid before it hurts.

Enough for a Sunday….go out enjoy the day and see you guys Monday morning with lots more stuff…..chuq

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7 thoughts on “All That Rattles Is Not A Toy

  1. Playing with snakes in front of kids does not count as adult behaviour where I come from. He got what he deserved, I reckon.
    Have a great Sunday, chuq. The sun is out in Beetley!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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