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Man bit by rattlesnake

Man charged with selling rattlesnakes critically ill from multiple snake bites: report
Updated May 28, 2019; Posted May 28, 2019
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By John Beauge, Special to PennLive

WILLIAMSPORT Capturing eastern timber rattlesnakes can be dangerous and, if done without a permit, illegal.

Cody Lee Short, 40, of the Trout Run area, can attest to both.

He is in Geisinger Medical Center near Danville after receiving multiple snake bites on his lower legs and hands Friday night. He was reported in critical condition Tuesday.

Short was bitten just hours after he appeared in Lycoming County court where his scheduled guilty plea to charges related to the illegal capture and sale of rattlesnakes and the killing of 12 prized deer in another case was delayed. The cases were continued to determine the status of theft charges against him in Northumberland County related to rifle scopes.

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The Lycoming County man caught the snakes in the area around his cabin in Cogan House Twp. with plans to eat them last June at a party to mark his 40th birthday, he explained.
It wasnt known Tuesday how Short was bitten by the snakes because he has yet to be interviewed, said Capt. Alan Robinson of the state Fish and Boat Commission. Short self-reported the bites, Robinson said.

State police and the commission are conducting a joint investigation, and he would not say if additional charges are likely.

Six rattlesnakes found at the site had to be euthanized because their tails had been cut off, Robinson said.

Short was arrested after he agreed to sell an undercover officer 11 snakes for $900. The 22 rattlesnakes that he had at the time of his arrest, which he claimed hed caught around his cabin in Cogan House Township last June, were relocated and released, Robinson said.

In February after waiving the charges into court Short told Pennlive: Im very ashamed for all that I did. Everything about this was wrong. Im guilty of what I did.

Short claimed he had been in the reptile business for quite a while, had been selling snakes for more than 10 year and at one time had a permit. A permit would allow the capture of one snake a year during the season, which this year is June 9 to July 31, the commission says. It is illegal to sell the snakes.

Short also is accused of killing 12 deer worth $138,000 at Whitetail Mountain Lodge, a fence enclosed preserve where deer are bred, raised and released for hunting purposes.

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He should be thrown into a pit full of agitated rattle snakes and a couple of buck mad with the rut and let nature take it's course!

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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sounds like the snakes got him first. Mother Nature had her revenge hope he lives.

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Have a feeling there is more to this story. We are only getting the "Short" version at this time.

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Did you miss the part where he is a professional rattlesnake poacher? He finally got what he should have gotten a long time ago. He is a puke, an outlaw and a criminal. He got what he deserved.
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Short was bitten just hours after he appeared in Lycoming County court where his scheduled guilty plea to charges related to the illegal capture and sale of rattlesnakes.

State police and the commission are conducting a joint investigation, and he would not say if additional charges are likely.

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Didn't miss that, just saying that it sounds like there is more to the story.

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Suicide by snake...
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"Children shouldnt play with dead things".......OR RATTLESNAKES!

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ok I wanna know...

how many times was he bit on the hands and legs ??
how many different snakes got a piece of him??
I mean normally a person gets bit once if the are dumb enough to get bit at all
last time I heard of someone getting bit as many times as suggested, it was in greek mythology

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