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.