Intriguing snake happenings

I was fresh new to Tampa in1971.  There was a middle school right across the street from this hospital.  I was called to the ER and there set a young girl of 12, holding a small snake about 15 inches long.  She said, “It was on the walk in front of the main door so I picked it up…and it bit me”.  I sent her straight to ICU and put the pygmy rattlesnake into a bucket.  Odd thing was that I had successfully treated snake bites before I was told to refer it to the psychiatrist on the staff.  For reasons unknown to me, he was the local expert in snake bites.  She did well and I never knew what he did for her.

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