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TV Producer Almost Loses Foot From Snake Bite!!

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Steve Rankin

The fer-de-lance is one of the deadliest snakes in the world.

After being bitten, it is usually recommended that you place your head between your legs and kiss your butt goodbye!

TV producer Steve Rankin was working on the upcoming Discovery show Naked and Afraid where 2 nude survivalists are placed in remote locations and are forced to survive.

Rankin said:

"I was scouting locations in Costa Rica… As I was traversing through some deep jungle I was bitten on the foot by a Fer-de-Lance. It's one of the deadliest snakes in the world and the fangs went right through my boot."

Jeez! Its teeth must be RAZOR sharp!

Rankin's team apparently carried him for 2 miles on a makeshift stretcher, drove to a helipad and then airlifted him to a San Jose hospital.

He received anti venom and antibiotics but things were already getting nasty.

He said:

"About 5 days later the flesh in my foot had started to rot."

EW!! Surgeons had to cut away huge chunks of his foot and then he was flown back to El Lay where he received skin grafts.

He's apparently recovering well now.

Honestly, he's just lucky to be alive.

[Image via Steve Rankin.]

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