A man shot himself in the foot Tuesday
after a snake struck at him from a pile of weeds, according to a
report from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
said he was helping clear weeds from a horse pasture on Arnold Road
in St. Augustine when he saw what he thought was a rattlesnake. He
went to the barn to grab a .22 caliber rifle and came back for the
While he was looking for the snake, it struck at him
and caught him off guard, according to the report. He jumped back
and pulled the trigger, accidentally discharging a live round into
the top of his right foot.
The man called his father and
they drove to Flagler Hospital. He was taken to Baptist Medical
Center South for further treatment.
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