A water moccasin's bite causes a conflagration of searing pain and profuse bleeding to its victim. The hemotoxic venom causes nausea and immediate swelling in the bitten area, and it works quickly through the bloodstream, breaking down tissues and blood cells, and interfering with the blood's ability to clot.
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A Boynton Beach man learned that the hard way over the weekend after being bitten by a water moccasin as he and his girlfriend pulled over on Alligator Alley to try to get a better look at an alligator.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue, the 29-year-old man was bitten by the snake in the foot as he stepped into the brush off the I-75 Saturday evening.More »