Biting Rattlesnake No Match for 87-Year-Old Florida Woman

Esther Orring, 87, killed a rattlesnake with her bare hands. After it bit her.
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Esther Orring, 87, killed a rattlesnake with her bare hands. After it bit her.

First there was the man who fought off a mountain lion with a chainsaw.

Now we have Esther Orring, an 87-year-old from Tampa, Florida who strangled an angry rattlesnake with her bare hands.

Apparently, the seven-inch pygmy came right up to Orring's front door and had the gall to bite the woman on her middle, right-hand finger, reported NBC Miami. Orring rang the little sucker's neck then headed to the hospital for several rounds of antivenom. She is expected to make a full recovery.

And when she returns home?

Her seemingly nonplussed daughter—who said this wasn't Orring's first kill as she grew up as a farm girl in Italy—plans to have the rattler framed.

Let that be a warning to all the other snarling snakes out there.

--Katie Herrell



Source: Granny, 87, Kills Venomous Rattler With Bare Hands

Photo by Michael H. Francis