Michael Hendershot is recovering from poisonous snake bite.
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TAMPA, Fla. - Another slithery tale out of Tampa. 22 year-old Michael Hendershot is recovering after he was bitten by a poisonous snake.
Hendershot spent part of the weekend in a Bay area hospital and received 12 injections of anti-venom. Hendershot says he went to grab a water moccasin, and it bit him. He said, at first, he thought it was just a garden snake.
But then, things got worse, fast. Doctors say his hand swelled to the size of a small basketball. When the stinging sensation didn't go away and pressure began moving up his arm, he knew something was wrong.
"I figured it would be fun to mess with and see what happens, but it wasn't. "
In 2009, University Community Hospital in Tampa treated 15 venomous snake bite victims, the most of any hospital in the United States.
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