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How A College Baseball Coach and His Dog Were Both Bitten By A Copperhead Snake

On Thursday, we told you about the N.C. State baseball coach, Elliott Avent, who, along with his dog, was bitten by a venomous copperhead snake. 

Both Avent and his dog are recovering, but the Wolfpack coach will miss his team's series against Louisville this weekend because he can't travel. 

Details have emerged from what happened and it's a pretty scary story. 

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From the Charlotte Observer:

Avent took Sammi, his 10-week old mixed Labrador Retriever, for a walk on Wednesday night. The puppy riled up a copperhead in Avent’s front yard of his Glen Eden neighborhood.

The snake bit Sammi on the nose. Avent reached down to pull the dog away from the snake. Avent wasn’t quite quick enough to elude the snake, who bit Avent on his right ankle.

The most unbelievable part of the story is what Avent did next. Avent thought he had to bring the snake with him to the hospital so the doctors (and veterinarian for Sammy) would know what kind of snake bite it was.

So Avent went back and hit the snake with a stick. He ended up killing the snake with an umbrella, putting it in a bag and bringing it to the hospital.

He decided he had to kill the snake, put it in a bag and bring it the hospital!?! What percent of people would do that? Less than 1 percent, probably. 

This is a baseball coach you do not want to mess with.