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Man bitten by rattler while shopping at Wal-Mart

Associated Press

BROWNWOOD, Texas -- Police say a man was bitten by a rattlesnake while shopping for shoes in a Wal-Mart store in Texas.

Douglas Hatchett of Brownwood was examining shoes on a rack when a rattlesnake concealed behind a shoebox bit him yesterday. The snake fell to the floor, where Hatchett stomped it to death.

Police, fire and emergency medical crews were called to the scene.

The 31-year-old shopper and the dead snake were hustled to Brownwood Regional Medical Center. There, the snake was confirmed as a rattler, and Hatchett was treated and released.

Wal-Mart officials say the matter's being investigated and they have no comment.

Brownwood is about 120 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
post #2 of 8
Eep! Creepy! I'll be more careful next time I go shoe shopping!
post #3 of 8
OMG! I haven't heard of that one! Though I have seen a snake in my store once but thankfully it was just a gardener snake.
post #4 of 8
I am so glad I live in Chicago!! Hubby says it would be nice to move to Florida (closer to Disney World ) but I would be too afraid of bugs and snakes and alligators. Call me a ninny. I dont care.
post #5 of 8
OMG , I am glad the man was ok
post #6 of 8
I spend a LOT of time in shoe depts.! Better start carrying a snake stick!
post #7 of 8
Great, and I WORK in a shoe store.....hmmm, wonder would Dad believe me if I called in scared to work tomorrow (instead of sick)!
post #8 of 8
I feel sorry for the snake being stomped on
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