How to survive a rattlesnake bite -- or better yet, avoid one

How to survive a rattlesnake bite — or better yet, avoid one

(CNN) — Talk about a heavenly day: The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, temperatures in the low 70s and low humidity. Scott Vuncannon, a 58-year-old real estate developer and farmer, called his wife and said he was going hiking and would be back around 4 p.m. He packed his safety gear, including a pistol, …

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