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Old 05-12-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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WDW SNAKE BITE - pics of my son's "adventure

I have posted this story before, but someone suggested I repost it. If this story will help prevent anyone from going through what we did, then it is worth reposting.

Last May 2009, my son was bitten by a water moccasin at CBR. He dropped a toy at the edge of the sidewalk into some landscaping and bent down to pick it up, his feet never leaving the sidewalk. A snake bit him three times on the finger. He spent three days in intensive care and received 12 vials of anitvenin. Thankfully he is fine, all fingers still intact.

Just be aware of your surroundings, keep out of the landscaping, and you should be fine.

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This is where the accident occured. The snake was curled up under a bush next to the light pole.


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This is my son in Celebration Hospital's ER. He was transferred to Florida Chidren's Hospital


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The day he was released from the hospital. Check out the swelling in his hand.


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I saw 2 water moccasin in the lake the day we moved to another resort.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Wow, how awful. I'm sorry for your son's ordeal, and hope Disney treated him well!
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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Yikes!! Thanks for the heads up.

I'm glad your son is doing well. That must have been a very frightening experience.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for this post, it's someting to be aware of. We live in an area that has no dangerous or venomous animals, so it quite a change for us when we travel. I try to know what to watchout for before we go. The only anmial we have to look out for on P.E.I is the skunk.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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So scary...thanks for reposting this!...To think of the times my DD and DS have put their hands in shrubs to try to find a golf ball at mini golf!

Your story has made sure we will NEVER do that again.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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How horrifying for your son and you. I am so glad he was okay! Can you direct me to your original thread? How did WDW respond to this?
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:24 PM   #7
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Saw two snakes at CBR within 100 ft. of each other last week (May 1-8) one evening. I think they were both garter snakes to me but it was a bit hard to tell. My DS7 nearly stepped on the first one before he saw it in the dim light of the evening. My DS2 wanted to pick them up!
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:40 PM   #8
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can someone post a link to the op post about the snake bite? TY
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:00 PM   #9
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I remember you posting this previously and I'm glad you took time out to post it again. While I've never seen any snakes at WDW I sat up and took notice when I read your previous post.

I'm so glad your son is OK.
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Thanks for the reminder - I did see your original post, but had forgotten about it - we head to CBR next week, so I'll be sure to share this with dh and ds6 !!
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http://http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2277822

This is the original thread. Not sure if I linked it correctly.
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Thanks for posting this as a reminder to all, not just kids.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:11 PM   #13
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So glad your son is okay. It must have been horrifying.

DH and I are deathly afraid of snakes.

My oldest dd saw a water moccasin snakewhile she was walking from BC to DHS. Luckily it wasn't close to her but it does remind us to watch our surroundings.

Your ds looks like a real trooper!
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:15 PM   #14
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Because of your original post, when we were at CBR last week, I kept warning DGD(5) to "watch out for snakes" whenever she was near shrubbery. Without your warning, I never would have even thought of the snake danger! Thanks for the warning. So glad your son is ok now.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:28 PM   #15
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That is my whole reason to repost the story, just to make people aware. We should be aware at all times, but the magic of Disney sometimes causes us to let our guard down. WDW is a wonderful place and our family will not hesitate to return as soon as we are able. Little guy doesn't want to stay at CBR, not becuase he feels unsafe there, but just because of the memories.

He was a real trooper. The only time he cried was when the venom started to spread, of course the poor boy was in shock. I hear the pain is excruciating.
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