Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Man Stealing Snakes Ends Up With Life-Threatening Bite

BUSHNELL, Fla. -- A Sumter County man was in an Orlando hospital, Monday, with a poisonous snake bite. Deputies said a rattlesnake, which the man stole, was the one that bit him. One snake expert said, before you steal something, read the sign on the cage: "Danger, venomous reptiles. Authorized personnel only. Do not enter." You can't get much simpler than that. But, Sumter County deputies said, 20-year old Jonathon Lafever ignored the warning. They said he broke into a shed behind a home along Northwest Street in Bushnell and stole five snakes, but one of them, a banded rock rattlesnake, bit him.

2 comments:

jan said...

He'll probably find a lawyer and sue the homeowner, the deputies, the hospital and the snakes.

Oh, and his school for not teaching him how to read.

Graham said...

I think that was very funny, serves him right, Graham at http://therightpetforyou.blogspot.com