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Ulysses Boy Bitten by Rattlesnake

KSCB News - July 19, 2018 12:39 pm

ULYSSES, Kan. (KWCH) Michael Schwanke

 

A nine-year-old Ulysses boy is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake.

Chinle Nelson says she was spraying her yard a week ago to prevent rattlesnakes when her son was bitten by one.

“We had actually had a dog bitten that day by a rattlesnake so we were just out doing some spraying weeds, doing some things that were needed around the farm because we’ve had a lot of rain,” she says.

But what she didn’t realize was that a snake had gotten in her car where he son, Boady, was playing.

“And you know how it goes swooossh,” recalls Boady of the sound he heard the snake make. “I thought that was her spraying and it was actually the snake under the seat in the car.”

The snake bit Boady. He was rushed to a Wichita hospital for treatment.

“My dad told me to calm down so I calmed down. I just sat there and played my phone for most of the time,” he remembers.

Boady is doing well, but he says he’ll be happy if he doesn’t see another snake.

“I never ever wanted to hold one and still don’t,” he says.

Plus, he has a message to share.

“Always be careful and look where you’re at, make sure there’s nothing that will harm you,” says Boady.

 

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