Molino Man Recovering From Rattlesnake Bite

January 10, 2022

An adult male suffered an apparent bite from a rattlesnake Sunday in Molino.

The bite was reported to Escambia County EMS about 11 a.m. The man was transported by ambulance from North Barth Road to a Pensacola hospital.

The victim was reportedly released from the hospital on Monday and is expected to make a full recovery. The snake was encountered as the person was raking a pile of leaves. file photo, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Molino Man Recovering From Rattlesnake Bite”

  1. Don Neese on January 11th, 2022 11:14 pm

    Sorry about the bite. Hope you’ll be OK.

    Concerning the statement about “Climate Change”… it’s FLORIDA, the climate changes every day

  2. Cindy on January 11th, 2022 6:43 pm

    A sobering reminder that climate change usually snakebite season is normally April-October
    Glad they kept him overnight.

    I was bit in 2012 and west Florida hospital didn’t even clean the wound and sent me home within minutes, told me I had a “dry bite,” unfortunately I woke up in the middle of the night in hypovolemic shock . I was alone and without access to cell coverage, in a remote area and too weak to seek help. I struggled until I could get to a country doctor and was treated. Turned out significant amount of viper venom it’s a wonder I lived and was left with kidney damage

  3. EMD on January 11th, 2022 10:18 am

    What A ALex and Former Boy Scout said.

  4. Susie on January 11th, 2022 9:42 am

    Yes, very strange this time of year. We have names for the snakes in our yard that have cute little round eyes, all others, we have Jack Russells.

    Hope the man feels better soon. That is painful!!

  5. Former Boy Scout on January 11th, 2022 6:48 am

    @Bubba Gallagher
    Wouldn’t take too long to sit down and learn what type of poisonous snakes inhabit N.W. Florida. Like @A Alex said many non-poisonous snakes are very beneficial. Maybe use it as a teaching moment for your kids if they play unsupervised outside.

  6. A Alex on January 10th, 2022 7:20 pm

    Killing all snakes is really a blind eye to your health. Your rat snakes and corn snakes will kill poisonous snakes to do away their compitition. Not to mention they eat rats and mice that eats your house and car wires. But its your choice

  7. Bubba Gallagher on January 10th, 2022 5:55 pm

    My worse nightmare, I kill all snakes, I’m aware that’ll
    make some of you angry but I have small children
    and don’t have time to google deadly from friendly
    “get well soon”

  8. Bewildered on January 10th, 2022 11:17 am

    I encountered an angry hornet yesterday. Bees, wasps, are normally dormant in January.

  9. Deborah Daugherty on January 10th, 2022 8:59 am

    My worse nightmare..wishing you a speedy recovery.

  10. Niknak50 on January 10th, 2022 7:39 am

    Very unusual for this time of year, but we’re not having much of a winter so far. Hope this person recovers fully with no complications.

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