Snakebite Threat Lags in U.S., but Still Remains

"I feel pretty good, considering what happened," said 21-year-old Eric Couch of Hazard, Ky., as he recovered at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on June 30. "It's a sucky experience, I can say that." Couch, who works in salvage, was bitten on his left hand by a copperhead rattlesnake while moving some bricks. The strike was laden with venom -- a fact that soon became clear to Couch. "After it bit me, it took it about 15 minutes for it to kick in," he said. "I felt like I was higher...Full Story
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