And today's "Carlo Darwin" award nearly goes to...

A 33 year-old man from Livorno, Italy who wound up in intensive care when he was bitten by his pet American diamondback rattlesnake. Things looked dire for a while, because Italy didn't have the antivenom, which is really not too surprising... considering that Italy doesn't have diamondbacks! But in the end he was saved by an antidote flown in specifically for him from Switzerland.

ANSA.it - Morso da serpente, salvato da siero

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2 comments:

Tom said...

See? Everyone has a snake story!

Michelle said...

Cf., Planet Tom