Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is coiled, ready to strike.

A 17-year-old man’s brush with venomous fangs brought the Marion community together to lend a family a hand. 

Marion resident Liz Burkhardt was suddenly awoken around midnight July 11 to the screams of her daughter Audrey Burkhardt and her daughter’s boyfriend, 17-year-old Kyle Ferguson. Liz quickly learned that two diamondback rattlesnakes had just bitten Ferguson in her backyard. 

Joe Martin is a staff writer for the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail him at joe.martin@seguingazette.com .

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