Breaking News: An Amazon delivery worker was viciously attacked by a rattlesnake in Florida on September 18, 2023.
This breaking news takes us to the great state of Florida, the state known for having the American alligator. However, for this particular video, we don’t see the common alligator, but rather a rattlesnake who strikes out!
Rattlesnake Sighting in Florida
The next YouTube video shown at the bottom of this post takes us to a suburban neighborhood home in Florida. The video was broadcast by the news channel 10 Tampa Bay. They share their description of what happened in this video below.
“An Amazon driver is in serious condition after being bitten by a rattlesnake while making a delivery to a Florida home, officials said Tuesday.
The woman placed a box next to the home’s front door Monday evening when the eastern diamondback snake jumped out and bit her, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She immediately became ill and called out for help.”
Amazon Delivery Vs. Rattlesnake
At the start of this video posted below, we see that this is actually body camera footage from a local police officer. He was dispatched to the scene when the Martin County sheriff’s office received what was described as a frantic 911 call after she had been bit.
When he arrived on the scene, the footage showed the Amazon delivery driver seated on the ground, with two people who were close by to help her. We see the officer point to the house and say, “I see it on there still.” He is referring to the rattlesnake that is still on the front porch.
The officer immediately asks where she was bit, and she shows that she was bit on her right leg. She is wearing knee compression pads, and so the officer moves the pad down slightly. Once he moves it down, we hear her groan out in pain. She was transferred to the hospital shortly after.
Deputy John Budensiek stated that “Her stopping, calling 911, remaining calm, was key to her coming out of this successfully and alive.”
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (C. adamanteus) Facts
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes (C. adamanteus) of the genus Crotalus are extremely venomous snakes. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, “The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest of its species in the world and the most venomous snake in North America.”
These reptiles are carnivorous, and they are known to prey on animals such as rats, mice, rabbits, squirrels, and birds.
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