Milla Austin is not your typical rattlesnake victim. She wasn t drunk at the time of the attack and – this is key – she s not a knucklehead.
That s right: Experts say a majority of those on the receiving end of venomous fangs are young men who have been drinking and suddenly get the urge to grab a rattlesnake, often to impress friends. The rattlesnake is usually not amused.
In Austin s case, she was out running with her husband, Gabriel, last August along a heavily used section of the American River bike trail in Fair Oaks.
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