Associated Press Authorities say a Florida man leaned in to kiss a rattlesnake — but got bitten instead. News outlets report the unidentified man was bitten on the tongue Tuesday in the Bostwick area and had to be airlifted to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. WTLV in Jacksonville quoted a friend of the victim as saying that he had been drinking while handling the seemingly calm eastern diamondback. But when he moved toward the reptile as if to kiss it, the snake bit him. It’s wasn’t immediately clear where the snake came from. It’s illegal to keep a rattlesnake in Florida without a license.
And The Darwin Award goes to…this Florida man, who got drunk and decided to handle a Eastern diamondback rattlesnake. The Florida tried to kiss the poisonous snake to impress his friends, but was bitten on the tongue, and is now hospitalized in critical condition. Trying to kiss a deadly snake seems like a death wish, especially when you are drunk and your reflexes are slowed, but we see daredevils kiss king cobras so maybe this man just wasn’t quick enough:
Only in Florida:
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