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Boy's Hand Swells to Twice Size Following Copperhead Bite on Abrams F;ass Trail in Smokies

August 3 2004 at 9:22 PM
roger  (Login dipper)
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has recorded its first known snakebite of the year.
A park spokeswoman says a 12-year-old Indiana boy picked up a copperhead as his family hiked along Abrams Falls Trail in Cades Cove. The venomous snake bit his right thumb.
Rangers sent the boy to a Maryville hospital after his family brought him to a ranger station for aid.
National Park Service spokeswoman Nancy Gray says the boy's hand was twice its normal size and there was a dark discoloration around the bite.
His name and condition weren't available.
There were about five recorded snake bites in the park last year.
http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=212446745


    
This message has been edited by dipper on Aug 3, 2004 9:22 PM


 
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