Wednesday, September 19, 2007


PORTLAND, Ore. - Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth.

He was soon near death, with a swollen tongue that blocked his throat. Trauma doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University saved his life by cutting a hole in his throat.

"You can assume alcohol was involved," a doctor said.

I think I went to high school with that guy. He was the one standing in the back of a moving pick-up yelling "KEGGER!!!!"

1 comment:

jpogue said...

I think I went to school with that guy too! Only he got on a pair of skis on fresh snow, pulled behind a pickup truck at 60 mph, down the middle of the highway in Horseshoe Bend. And yes, I think alcohol was involved...