CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Southeast Texas man received over two dozen doses of antivenom after a beheaded rattlesnake bit him near Corpus Christi, KIII-TV reported.
The Houston television station reported that Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were doing yard work the weekend of May 27 near Lake Corpus Christi when she spotted the snake. Her husband sprung into action, beheading the snake with a shovel, but when he bent down to throw it away, the snake's head bit him.
She called 911 and started driving to the hospital, and her husband began having seizures, lost his vision and had internal bleeding, according to KIII.
An air ambulance met the couple and flew Sutcliffe's husband the rest of the way to the hospital.
"A normal person who is going to get bit is going to get two to four doses of antivenom," Sutcliffe told the station. "He had to have 26 doses."
The man, weeks later, is still recovering from the bite.