Snake Bite Sends Florida Teen to the Hospital

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Florida has its fair share of wildlife including snakes. Weather changes and construction often times bring snakes out of the hidden and on the move. A high school basketball player was bit when he went to get a ball that had rolled into the bushes. The pygmy rattlesnake bit Jonathan Yokel, age 16, on his hand. He was later treated at a Tampa hospital. Snake bites are painful and, at times, can be fatal. Jonathan was given 14 vials of antivenin and other medications at the hospital. Hopefully, he will have a full recovery from this snake bite. You can read more about this story at Florida Teenager Bitten by Pygmy Snake While Playing Basketball.