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Doh! Man Picks Up Rattlesnake to Pose For a Selfie, Gets Bitten

A California man put a snake around his neck to snap a photo, and was bitten soon after. (Getty) A California man put a snake around his neck to snap a photo, and was bitten soon after. (Getty)

A California man who tried to take a selfie with a rattlesnake might lose his hand after it bit him.

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Alex Gomez, 36, placed the slithering snake around his neck on Monday at his family's ranch in Lake Elsinore so that he could pose for a picture.

But shortly after he snapped it, he was bitten so badly that his mom Deborah said he might lose his hand, according to The Associated Press.

She wasn't impressed.

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"It could've bit his neck, and that would have been it. That's just being a fool,” she said.

A neighbor called 911 as his hand started to swell. He was hospitalized and given anti-venom.

Watch Below: Screaming Mom Puts on Garden Gloves and Catches Snake in Kid's Bedroom

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