A Florida man decides to kiss a rattlesnake and got a lot more than a peck on the cheek. I’m sure many of us have done our fair share of stupid sh*t, but I’m hoping that very few of us actually do something as idiotic as kiss a poisonous snake.
This guy from Putnam County found himself lying in a hospital bed after his encounter with a wild snake. Charles Goff said he saw this two people playing with the rattlesnake. “The next morning before I got up, they were playing with the snake,” Goff said. “One boy said, ‘I’m going to kiss it in the mouth,’ and the snake bit him in the face.”
“Ron was just acting silly, you know?” Goff said. “I guess he said he could kiss the devil and get away with it, but evidently he didn’t.”
Well, it looks like this snake kissed back with plenty of venom. Stories like this make you wonder “Who do I blame for people being this stupid?” Should we blame the media, the schools, celebrities, politicians, Donald Trump? Who? But maybe that guy learned from this ordeal and won’t kiss any venomous snakes in the future.
Once that unfortunate fella we bitten, the rattle snake escaped. It slithered through Putnam County. Who knows where that poisonous snake is headed next?
“So the snake is still out here running around somewhere,” he said.
He was flown to a nearby hospital via helicopter on Tuesday, where he was reported to be in critical condition. He is doing a lot better and is expected to pull through and make it home. Luckily, this snake bite won’t be fatal for Mr. Reinold.
Experts told Action News Jax that Ron Reinold’s snakebite was probably extremely painful. He was bitten right on the tongue. Ouch! Sorry to hear about that, bub. Next time don’t smooch a snake!
This rattlesnake story is bringing to mind the adorable tale of “a 17-foot python who found his way home.” I wrote that yarn in the Weird News article on Sunday. It’s the fourth oddball story in the list, but really all of them are just fantastic!