Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cottonmouth Bite (2009)

Albert defies the odds... Once again!
Last month Albert, the Outpost's resident herpetologist, was bitten by a Cottonmouth or better known as Water Moccasin (an aggressive semi-aquatic pit viper in the same general family as the Copperhead and the Rattler). As luck would have it, he was in the hospital for only a few days this time and needed fewer than a dozen vials of antivenin.  Fortunately, Albert came through with flying colors with no permanent damage of any kind.  Feel better, Albert (and stop being such a grinch every now and then)!