Gruesome snake bite photos of Bear Grylls producer
Emma's Espot
Monday, 06 May 2013 08:23

369915-bear-grylls A TV PRODUCER working for adventurer Bear Grylls has revealed how one of the world's deadliest snakes bit him, leaving a gruesome injury.

Steve Rankin, who worked with Grylls as a producer on Man vs Wild, was in Costa Rica searching for locations for a Discovery show Naked and Afraid when they came into contact with the snake.
"As I was traversing through some deep jungle, I was bitten on the foot by a Fer-de-Lance," he said. "It was under a fallen tree as I climbed over. Fer de Lance known to be aggressive and it just zapped me in the foot through my boot. “It's one of the deadliest snakes in the world and the fangs went right through my boot."
Rankin was rushed on a makeshift stretchers by his crew members and then airlifted to a hospital in San Jose. Check out the damage:

stephen-rankin-snake-bite-photos-1But despite treatment of antibiotics and anti-venom medications, the bite became more infected, causing his foot to nearly rot. Rankin was then rushed to a hospital in LA where he received skin grafts.

A gruesome picture of the flesh on Mr Rankin's foot stripped away to the bone and tendons - went viral after it posted online by Grylls. It’s nasty!

Check out the shot below (WARNING- GRAPHIC CONTENT!!!….you may want to put your cornflakes down)…

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Good news he’s making a good recovery and should be back out in the wilderness with Bear soon.

story sourced from news.com.au

 

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