Chiefland Man Bitten By Rattlesnake
The feds may put the diamondback rattlesnake on the endangered species list.
However, on Thursday afternoon, one of those deadly snakes appeared in North Central Florida.
A Chiefland man was struck and neighbors are worried.
The man, Eugene Treadway, drove to the EMS station in Chiefland.
Paramedics then transported him to a location in Bronson, where he was airlifted to Shands hospital.
Karen Parker, a spokesperson with the fish and wildlife conservation commission says rattlesnakes like this one are found all over Florida.
"They really like palmetto flat lands, pine woods, and abandoned fields with a lot of brush and grassy areas," she said.
At last word, Treadway is okay.
He was treated and released from Shands Hospital.
The firefighters who helped stabilize Treadway when he arrived at the EMS station tell us, Treadway shot and killed the snake after he was bitten.
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