A Victorville woman was airlifted by Mercy Air after sustaining a snake bite. The airship landed at Brentwood Elementary shortly after 9p.m., and flew the victim to LLUMC with conditions unknown.
With summer lingering around the corner, it’s important to stay extra alert when performing any outside activity. Especially since snakes are attracted to heat and vibrations. They depend on external sources of heat to keep their body temperatures up and the vibrations tell them where food is.
Kima M. Russell, a member of VVNG, lives close to where the incident occurred and also encountered a snake today, “A snake was at my door this evening when we got home, it quickly slithered out of sight before I could call for help. My neighbor, who is a native of this desert, says Mojave greens are out and that was probably a baby just hatched not too long ago. He was only about 8 inches long but a venomous deadly snake!”
According to the CDC website, It has been estimated that 7,000–8,000 people per year receive venomous bites in the United States, and about 5 of those people die. The number of deaths would be much higher if people did not seek medical care.
Rachel Woll, also a member of VVNG stated, “Remember to clear your yards of brush, trash piles and junk, check areas of standing water daily (dog bowls etc) and look under and around where you are walking.”