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