No one is safe!
Jennifer Sutcliffe of Texas told a local TV station (KIII-TV) that her husband required 26 doses of anti-venom after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake he had killed.
Ms. Sutcliffe explained that her husband was working in the garden when he came upon a four-foot rattlesnake. Fearing for his life he decapitated it with his shovel.
Like most of us would have thought Sutcliffe assumed he was out danger and attempted to dispose of the snake remains.