Thursday, June 22, 2017

Klondike Texas Man Bitten By Mojave Rattlesnake


A man who lives south of Klondike, TX is recovering in a Lubbock hospital after being bitten by a deadly Mojave rattlesnake on Sunday.

According to the Lamesa Press-Reporter, 53-year-old Milton Richards tried to kill the snake in his backyard around 9 p.m. The snake bit Richards on the hand and within minutes, he began having seizures from the effect of the venom. The venom was paralyzing him before he could get to the hospital, 25 miles away in Lamesa.

After more than 40 doses of anti-venom, he is still hospitalized and is in the intensive care unit. His wife Debbie told the Press-Reporter the venom is causing problems and is not letting his blood clot properly.

Richards was bitten by the snake near the Three League community in northern Martin County, about five miles south of Klondike.

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2 comments:

maverick43 said...

This is a picture of a black ring tailed diamondback. We have them all over El Paso, TX and southeastern NM. The Mojave rattlesnake is found in the Mojave desert.

KarmaUnstable said...

The photo is actually C. molossus (Black Tailed Rattlesnake)... Its not a Diamondback species.