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Man fakes black mamba bite
Prosecutors say John Rosenbaum wanted to become famous as the man who was bitten by a black mamba snake and survived. Instead, he'll be famous as the guy who pretended to be bitten by a black mamba. But he really was bitten by a deadly snake (a cobra), so you have to give him credit for that!

Man accused of faking bite by deadly black mamba
news4jax.com

John K. Rosenbaum Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., is accused of touching off a desperate search for the snake in south Georgia after telling authorities he was bitten in November 2011... Rosenbaum was hospitalized after a bite from his pet Egyptian banded cobra, prosecutors say, but no black mamba was involved. 

He showed up at a hospital in St. Mary's with two puncture wounds from a snake bite. He had the words "black mamba" and the name of the antivenom to treat the bite written in black marker on his arm... 

Rosenbaum told hospital workers he was bitten in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant at Exit 3, when the reptile got away from an animal seller he was meeting.
Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 15, 2013
Comments (2)
Pretty serious stuff, since if memory serves, taking the antivenin for snake bites when you *don't* have the snake bite is a bad thing...
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Fri Feb 15, 2013  at  01:58 PM
And black mamba antivenin wouldn't be effective against cobra venom. Nitwit.
Posted by Carl  in  http://reasonablyliterate.com/  on  Sat Feb 16, 2013  at  10:33 AM
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