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Cobra bite sends man to Charlotte County hospital

Cobra bite sends man to Charlotte County hospital

By Kelli Stegeman. CREATED Oct 20, 2013

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A rare and deadly snake bite sent one man to a Charlotte County hospital.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says their Venom Unit sent 12 vials of Red Cross Cobra antivenin to Peace River Medical Center in Port Charlotte.

They say a Monocled Cobra bit the 39-year-old man last night and the antivenin traveled to Charlotte County by private emergency transport.

Peace River Hospital staff say the patient doesn't wish to release any information.

Kelli Stegeman

Kelli Stegeman

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