Darwin Award – Near Miss

On a lighter note, a guy from Portland tried to nominate himself for the Darwin Awards yesterday in a story remarkably similar to the ones that start with drinking and end when the “winner” says “Hey guys, watch this!” In this case, he stuck a rattlesnake in his mouth.

Turns out Matt Wilkinson is a snake collector, and he found this rattler on a highway and took it home. While playing with it at a party, he almost handed it to his ex-girlfriend. When she didn’t want anything to do with it, he tried to prove the snake was harmless by putting it in his mouth.

Predictably, the snake bit him. His tongue swelled from the venom and he required surgery to prevent his own tongue from choking him to death.

Nice job, dumbass. Please don’t breed.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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