For goodness snakes! Spectator bit by water moccasin at Shootout


Goodness gracious snakes alive! 

On Saturday afternoon at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla., an unsuspecting woman was bitten by what authorities believe was a water moccasin.

According to the report, the woman – whose name was not immediately available – was walking on a path toward a grandstand at the Tiburon Golf Club around noon when she was bit. After the bite, the snake slithered into water nearby.

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

The snake was described as having a thick body, was about 2 1/2 feet long and appeared to be black with greyish markings. Based on the description, Bacon said it was likely a venomous water moccasin.

There were visible puncture wounds to her left calf and she was transported to a nearby hospital. Upon examination, it was determined that the bite was “dry,” meaning no venom was injected, and she was released from the hospital.