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Shake, rattle and roll

Snakebitesface Things that get packed: Loaded guns, scissors and box cutters.

Add to that list: poisonous snakes.

From the Washington Post ...

Unpacking a duffel bag in your Arlington County home seems pretty harmless. But that's what Andrew Bacas was doing yesterday when a rattlesnake bit him.

Bacas, the varsity boys' crew coach at Yorktown High School, had just returned home from a spring break conditioning trip to South Carolina with his team. He was unpacking his bag about 9:30 a.m. yesterday, after driving home Saturday, when he felt a sharp pain on his right hand.

"This little monster got into his gear somehow," Esther Bacas, the coach's mother, said of the 10-inch-long snake.

Bacas was treated at a nearby hospital and is expected to be fine.

In case you're wondering, here's how to treat a snake bite. And no, biting into the wound and spitting out the venom is not recommended.


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