A Texas man was bitten by a venomous rattlesnake when he and his wife were working in their garden. The couple identified as Milo Sutcliffe and Jennifer was working on their property in Corpus Christi when the wife spotted the four-feet-long snake. Sutcliffe decapitated the reptile with a shovel but soon it sank its fang into his hands when he went down to pick up the snakehead to dispose of it.Also Read - Two Drunkards Eat Poisonous Snake in Chhattisgarh's Korba to Avenge Frequent Snake Bites in Village

As per the reports, Sutcliffe suffered seizures and loss of vision along with internal bleeding as the venom went through his bloodstream. The incident took place on May 27 in Texas. The wife of the victim, Jennifer, soon tried to drive him to the nearest local hospital but his condition deteriorated and she pulled over. Co-incidently, she met an ambulance on her way and he was airlifted and taken to hospital in a helicopter. Also Read - Viral Video: Bihar Man Ties Rakhi to Pair of Snakes on Raksha Bandhan, Dies After It Bites Him | Watch

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Milo Sutcliffe was eventually saved and was given 26 doses of antidote. After the snake bite, his hand was swollen and was covered with dark purple bruises. Also Read - Bizarre Revenge: Odisha Man Bites Snake to Death After Being Bitten by The Serpent

His wife Jennifer spoke to an international daily and said, “He is now in stable condition, but is still suffering kidney problems more than a week on”.

Head of the Reptile Discovery Center, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, James Murphy, quoted to National Geographic, “By the time the snake has lost its head, its dead and the basic body functions have ceased, but there is still some reflexive action. In other words, snakes have the capability of causing biting and injecting venom even after the head has been severed, even though it is dead”.

Anti-venom doctor and founding Director of the University of Arizona VIPER Institute, Leslie Boyer said, “The head end of a cut-up rattlesnake can continue to function, including the venom glands, for a long time afterwards and, in fact, the other half continues to work. It’ll rise and rattle. It’s cruel to the animal and it leaves you with a smaller piece that’s venomous to pick up”.