Southeast Mo. man dies from copperhead bite

Jul 4, 2012
Copperhead Snake
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A southeast Missouri man died from a copperhead bite this past weekend. It’s only the second recorded copperhead bite fatality in the state and the first since 1965.

A copperhead bit 50-year-old Terry Brown Saturday night while he was camping  along the Current River  in southeast Missouri.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, these cases are extremely rare.  Most snakebites occur when people try to handle snakes, or from not watching  their hands and feet.