I know for a fact you get really sick if you don't get it treated right
away. I was at the hospital 10 minutes after I got bit.
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vern Hamberg
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3:01 PM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: Copperhead Snake in System i data center
Lucky the guy didn't get bit - I know a guy who was bit on the pinky by one of these - forearm turned black - had to have it cut open to drain for like a week - these have what is called necrotoxin - destroys tissue - he was lucky - the fangs went alongside a knuckle or some such - not all the way into tissue.
Gary: "Hey Bill, a snake just crawled under the (data center)
door and went under your desk".
Bill (I.T.): "Yeah, right, real funny."
Gary: "I'm serious. It's next to your UPS".
Bill: [finally looks. Jumps up and away]
It was a copperhead snake about 12 inches long. Our maintenance guy
pinned the snake head to the floor and grabbed him right behind the
head. Happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma