A Florida man who was bitten by a rattlesnake on his tongue was trying to kiss the snake, neighbors said.
Ron Reinold is expected to survive.
According to our partners at WJAX-TV in Jacksonville, Charles Goff found the snake Monday and picked it up. He said he knows how to handle snakes. He put it in a tank and told people not to play with it.
The next morning before I got up, they were playing with the snake," Goff said. "One boy said, 'I'm going to kiss it in the mouth,' and the snake bit him in the face."