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Snake in the Swampgrass

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    The southern Pacific rattlesnake, mean cousin of the equally mean water moccasin.

    Note to self: don't attempt to fix an airboat while it's actually still in the swamp. According to the Miami Herald, an unidentified man was fixing everyone's favorite mode of Everglades transportation (for his gf, awww) at Cooper Town Airboat Rides when he felt a sharp pain.

    Turns out he had been bitten by a water moccasin*. (And we thought all we had to worry about during a trip to the 'glades were gators.) The man was taken to the hospital and treated for the bite, which could have been deadly. Whether or not the man now has super powers is still unknown.

    * Fun fact: A water moccasin may also be referred to as a pit viper, any of numerous venomous snakes of the family Crotalidae, of the New World, Asia, and the Malay Archipelago, as the rattlesnake, water moccasin, and copperhead, having a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head between the eye and nostril. It also makes for a really awesome band name.