FAST, SMART THINKING SAVES LIFE

snakeValentin Grimaldo had to act fast after being bit by a Coral Snake while walking along U.S. Highway 281 near Encino, Texas, with his brother. The Coral Snake is extremely poisonous, and has been known to kill many people.

In order to prevent the venom from spreading from his hand to the rest of his body, Grimaldo had to act fast otherwise he would most certainly end up dead.

Grimaldo grabbed the snake, bit off it’s head, and skinned the snake. He then used the snake skin as a tourniquet to tie around his hand to prevent the venom from spreading.

After stopping a vehicle on the highway, who drove him to the hospital, Grimaldo survived and now keeps the snake’s head as a memory.

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