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Snakebite victim transported to hospital from Sportsplex area

snake bite A Baptist-Union County ambulance transported a snake bite victim from the New Albany Sportsplex area.

A woman was bitten by a snake Monday evening, June 18th, in a weedy area on the right bank of the Tallahatchie River, adjacent to the New Albany Sportsplex.

People at the scene said they believed the woman was struck by a copperhead snake, a venomous snake common to North Mississippi. An ambulance crew from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County was dispatched to the scene. The woman was transported by ambulance to Baptist Hospital, arriving there about 9 PM.

The adult woman was conscious when the ambulance left for the hospital.

New Albany Police Department officers also responded to the incident.

4 Comments on Snakebite victim transported to hospital from Sportsplex area

  1. Shelly johnstone // June 18, 2018 at 10:24 PM //

    Venomous, not poisonous.

  2. Jus means the city needs to clean up around there it needs mowed

  3. OMG snakes are NOT poisonous…they are venomous!!

  4. Alexander // June 20, 2018 at 6:47 PM //

    It’s poisonous because that woman stayed in hospital for2 and half days
    The woman was bitten by cottonmouth snake when she pass under bridge

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