Anorak News | Florida teen will not be arrested for ‘date raping’ a snake that bit his face

Florida teen will not be arrested for ‘date raping’ a snake that bit his face

by | 23rd, April 2015

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Florida has long history of snake-human interaction. Usually its handling snakes to prove the existence of God’s love. But for 18-year-old Austin Hatfield, it’s all about the kissing.

Hatfield’s designated love interest was a water moccasin. To get it in the mood for smooching, Hatfield kept the creature in his pillowcase on his bed for many days and nights.

This is what an expert says of the snake’s bite:

Envenomation from a cottonmouth can lead to temporary and/or permanent tissue and muscle damage; loss of an extremity, depending on the location of the bite; internal bleeding; and extreme pain around the injection area,” Viernum added. Anyone suffering from a water-moccasin bite should seek medical attention immediately. Antivenin is available.

But Hatfield knew what he was doing. His pals says Hatfield had “successfully kissed the four-foot snake 12 times”. And now the snake was ready to ‘kiss’ him back. With teeth.

“He’s in pretty bad shape,” Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gary Morse tells NY Daily News. “His face is pretty swollen up.”

He got off lightly – in Denmark getting off with a snake is date-rape.

Spotter: NYDN

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