Orange County man bitten by venomous snake

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Winter Park man was rushed to the hospital after he was bitten by a venomous snake, according to police. It happened Thursday afternoon at a home on Temple Drive, near Howell Branch Road.

The victim was rushed to Florida Hospital Orlando.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials responded to the home. Experts on scene concluded that the snake was a venomous Gaboon viper. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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