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Rattlesnake Bites Groom During Wedding Photo Shoot

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Johnny and Laura Benson were only married for about an hour when a rattlesnake interrupted the photoshoot. They had gone to Horsetooth Reservoir near Fort Collins, Colorado, to take pictures. As the groom was walking up the trail, the snake bit him in the leg.

“All of a sudden it was like someone kicked me in the shin. Then I looked over and saw the snake sitting there, and it was rattling,” Benson said.

The couple flagged down a ranger who called an ambulance to take him to Poudre Valley Hospital.

The photographer, Maddie May, called the groom’s mother and notified her that the couple would be late for the reception. She kept shooting pictures of the event, of the snake, the paramedics, and the scene at the emergency room. Doctors determined that the snake had not injected venom with the bite, so Johnny was patched up and sent to the reception.

You can see the entire photoshoot in a larger format at Maddie May’s Facebook page. -via Uproxx

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