20 Jul Florida hospital testing new snake anti-venom
Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs. He’s been bitten 11 times, and he understands that anti-venom can save a person’s life.
“I am living proof it works like a charm,” said Barden, who handles more than 50 snakes a day as director of the Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand, Fla.
Florida Hospital DeLand is one of three hospitals in the state testing an experimental anti-venom for coral snake bites. The brightly colored snake rarely bites, but just a drop of its venom is a lethal dose.
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