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Rattlesnake bite sends teacher to hospital

 

August 9, 2018



While we all receive bites from various critters during the warm summer months, most of the bites, such as those from mosquitoes and horse flies, are relatively innocuous, and not life threatening. On Friday, Biddle School Teacher Sherrie Bassett received a bite that did not fit this description.

While walking amongst the tall grasses, Russian olives, and various shrubs lining the Powder River, Sherrie felt a sharp pain on the back of her calf. The bite came from a rattlesnake.

“I knew right away I had been bit,” she said.

The snake, which Sherrie did not see or hear rattle, had bitten...



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