Florida man bitten by venomous snake; moment captured on camera

Newsfeed Now

Prosthetic legs

Thumbnail for the video titled "Prosthetic legs"

Tennessee Tech student being tested for Coronavirus

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tennessee Tech student being tested for Coronavirus"

See baby's hilarious reaction to first taste of ice cream

Thumbnail for the video titled "See baby's hilarious reaction to first taste of ice cream"

Patrick Mahomes wears Hays teen's cancer bracelet during AFC Championship

Thumbnail for the video titled "Patrick Mahomes wears Hays teen's cancer bracelet during AFC Championship"

Newsfeed Now for January 22, 2020

Thumbnail for the video titled "Newsfeed Now for January 22, 2020"

Hunter says he's no hero after saving trapped dog while hunting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hunter says he's no hero after saving trapped dog while hunting"

Hunter finds dog trapped in hole in Baldwin County

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hunter finds dog trapped in hole in Baldwin County"

Sunflower Showdown Fight

Thumbnail for the video titled "Sunflower Showdown Fight"
More Newsfeed Now

(WSVN/WFLA/CNN) – A Ring security camera captured the moment a Florida man was bitten by a venomous snake outside of his home in Pembroke Pines.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the man’s residence near Pines Boulevard and Interestate 75 on July 4.

The man was then treated with anti-venom and is said to be doing just fine.

Police officers managed to capture the water moccasin and release it safely into the wetlands away from populated areas.

“If you are bitten you want to get away from the animal as soon as possible. Don’t try and capture it if it’s already bitten someone. If you are able to safely get a picture of it, please do and that will assist the providers in selecting the correct anti-venom,” an official told WSVN.

“If you can get yourself either sitting or lying with your injured part level with your heart. Don’t apply any tourniquet, or ice or try and suck the venom out. the definitive treatment is going to be anti-venom.”

Officials also recommend that people wear closed-toed shoes and be cautious when walking in high grass or at night, especially during April through October, when snake bites occur more frequently.

“They re nocturnal hunter out searching for mice and rats usually when someone gets bitten its in a defensive posture just trying to protect themselves when someone encroaches upon their area.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.

Trending Stories

Trending Stories