When a snake bites you, call the snake’s bluff
A man who had a snake bite in his backyard was stunned to find out the snake wasn’t venomous.
Jared Wicks, 25, had his backyard snake bit by a snake on his property in suburban Los Angeles.
Wicks’ wife and three children witnessed the incident and called the police.
The incident has led to an uptick in snake bites in the region, and Wicks says he’s seeing more snakes in his yard.
Wicks told ABC News, “I was out walking my dog and this snake came up and bit my leg.
And I went back in and got the dog, got it wrapped up and put it in the dog bowl, and that’s when the snake came out and bit me again.
I called the ambulance, and the ambulance was there within minutes.”
After the incident, Wicks got involved in the community’s snake-bite prevention campaign and started a fundraising page for the California Reptile Club.
The campaign has raised more than $2,000 and has been featured on ABC News and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.