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Oklahoma Marine loses limb in wildlife attack

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FORT SILL, Okla. – An Oklahoma Marine remains in critical condition after losing his leg in a wildlife attack.

According to KSWO, a lieutenant was hiking with two classmates at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge when a rattlesnake, which was described as 6 to 8 feet long, bit the soldier on his calf.

The two classmates quickly took action.  They called EMS and carried the victim to a nearby parking lot.

The lieutenant was then flown to a nearby hospital where his leg was amputated. He remains in critical condition.

Officials say this is the first reported snake bite injury to a service member this year.

 

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