Golf shootout spectator bit by snake

A good old cottonmouth or water moccasin snake resting on Birdon Road

A good old cottonmouth or water moccasin snake resting on Birdon Road

A spectator at the Franklin Templeton Shootout golf tournament had a scare Saturday afternoon after she was bit by what authorities believe was a water moccasin.

However, an examination later revealed the bite was “dry,” meaning no venom was injected, North Naples fire Capt. Chuck Bacon said.

The woman, whose name was not immediately available, was walking on a path toward the grandstand at the Tiburon Golf Club around noon when she was bit.

“She felt something hit her leg. She wasn’t sure what it was,” Bacon said. “She looked down and a snake was sitting there coiled.”

The snake had a thick body, was about 2 1/2 feet long and appeared to be black with greyish markings, Bacon said. After the bite, it slithered into the nearby water. Bacon said it was likely a venomous water moccasin

The woman had puncture wounds to her left calf, Bacon said. She was transported to a nearby hospital, examined and released.

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Comments » 5

MasonDixon writes:

Would've guessed a Shark.

zurich writes:

So her husband put a tourniquet around her neck, and told her it would stop the venom from getting to her heart .

naplesbeth writes:

Golf Shootout Spectator BITTEN by Snake

Pragmatic1 writes:

Lets see, a publicized snake bite and a day of rain. Only question is…Is anyone other than the golfers out there today?

lilme writes:

She wasn't even treated with an antibiotic for possible infection?

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