Not again! Second man takes selfie with rattlesnake and ends up in the hospital

Not again! Second man takes selfie with rattlesnake and ends up in the hospital
Last month, we told you about a man in San Diego who had a "pet" rattlesnake and decided it would be a great idea to take a selfie with the snake. Of course, he got bit and ended up in the hospital incurring a rather hefty $153,161.25 bill. We hoped that the story would be enough to deter anyone foolish enough to even consider trying this stunt, from taking the risk.

But 36-year old Alex Gomez apparently missed that story. On Monday, Gomez found a four-foot rattlesnake slithering around his family's ranch. He did what any 21st century male with a smartphone would do. He decided to pose for a selfie with it. That was a poor decision as Gomez was bit by the venomous snake. After his body started to swell up, a neighbor called 9-1-1 and Gomez was transported to the hospital. Despite receiving doses of anti-venom, there is a strong possibility that he will lose his hand.

So dear reader, please take this story as a warning. You do not want to risk your life over a photograph. Stick to inanimate objects. Take snapshots of your lunch. But when it comes to dangerous animals, do not attempt to capture them in a selfie. Call your local Animal Control and have them remove the threat.

source: KCAL via NYPost



1. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015


9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

People doing stupid sh*t. I mean c'mon... The rattlesnake was none too thrilled. The snake thought he was the paparazzi & pulled a Kanye West on that fool!

24. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It appears the snake likes his pic taken about as much as my gf.

26. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Such a stupidity.... He must be an Android user.

28. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Could be a iOS user too... Could be a Windows Phone user too... He could also take selfies with his Surface too...

41. discharge unregistered

Who cares I use iOS and OS but besides any idiot who does selfies are idiots!! Shove that selfie stick where the sun don't shine, I love walking into a fool using one in my walk path I knock it out of my way and laugh when there phone hits the ground!! That's what they get!!

31. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Q: How can you tell who is an apple fan? A: Don't worry, they'll let you know.

34. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Most iphone users are the ones taking selfies according to my perusing of Instagram.

42. discharge unregistered

Wrong there douche nozzle!! It's the TV commercials and media that show a iPhone on them but no person with it!! I hate selfies and idiots who use selfie sticks, they can shove them up there asses!!

37. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Too bas it wasn't you ay.

38. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015


43. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Shut up dude!

44. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

As much as we know it could be you lol

30. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Can we at least see the picture?

39. dxxnltu

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2014


2. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015


3. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Welcome folks to the 15th annual Darwin Awards!

4. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

What the hell is wrong with these people.

5. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015


6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If stupidity was a dish best served cold, than these idiots surely put on their Sunday finest. How much you bet these guys had, dare I say it; iPhones? LOL Not to be mean but they both should have died. If I see ANy snake, I just keep moving. When I was in Florida a few weeks ago, while we were Kayaking; we saw a every small snake slither by. I suely wanted a picture, but I have no idea if it was a deadly one of not. I sure as hell wasn't going to pick it up. I didn't want a selfie either. I just wanted a photo. What fool would pick up a venomous snake and try to snap a photo? Such fools. That kind of stupidity deserves death.

7. Busyboy

Posts: 737; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

153k bill?!?!?! Holyy

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

People are stupid enough to take selfies with a f**king super venomous snake but they aren't stupid to put an s pen the wrong way, especially when it slides in as easily? Ok.

10. zain1986

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Now rattlesnake should take selfie with him on the hospital bed

12. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

if he took the selfie with an iPhone 6 Plus, the snake would not do anything

13. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Why help this person? Obviously natural selection was at work, why mess with nature?

21. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Of course you are going to help him and call 911, unless you are mentally f*cked up sadist. I mean he is a human after all (damn stupid one though) and he only made a mistake. Besides, he might lose an arm and hospital bill is going to be massive. I think he learned his lesson.

14. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That snake must have been a hardcore Android/Apple fanboy.

15. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

And I often forget how stupid humanity actually is, but wait, there's probably going to be few more people doing this. (hey, I'm no Einstein either, but at least I know that I need to back away from things that might kill me.)

16. skimshaddy unregistered

This is the same guy that would put the S-Pen backward. Duhhhhhhh!!!!!!

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's almost as bad as people putting in the spen backwards. Almost but not quite.

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