Wimauma, Florida -- A man was taken to Tampa General Hospital after he was bitten on the hand by a coral snake at a Wimauma home Monday morning.
Sources at the man's home told 10 News 25-year-old Timothy Cashman was doing yard work, at his grandparents' home in the 5100 block of Bonita Drive, and when he moved some logs the snake latched onto his hand.
Fire Rescue crews who responded did verify it was a coral snake and Cashman was taken to the hospital where his mother, Terri Katchur, says he was treated with an experimental drug called INA 2013 that doctors there just starting using it this summer.
Katchur also told 10 News what happened in the moments right after Timothy was bit by the snake.
"He was like I want to get up; I wanna move around. I was like 'Oh no you don't; you're gonna sit down because that will make the poison wok faster'- So we finally got him to calm down," she explained.
Timothy had a reaction to the experimental drug, so doctors are monitoring him in the Intensive Care Unit to see if they need to give him an antivenin.