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West Virginia rattlesnake expert dies after he's bitten by a Timber rattlesnake

Added 08-15-22 01:43:02pm EST - “Snake expert William H. Martin died on August 3, 2022, after he was bitten by a Timber rattlesnake in West Virginia. He was active in locating hidden snake dens, even in his later years.” - Foxnews.com

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A couple out on a run came across a variety of snakes intertwined in branches piled beneath a trail bridge in Cumming, Georgia, on May 6. Courtesy: Lydia du Preez via Storyful

William H. "Marty" Martin died on August 3, one day after he was bitten by a captive Timber rattlesnake on his property in Harper’s Ferry, W.V., said his wife, Renee Martin, according to the Associated Press.

John Sealy, a rattlesnake researcher from Stokesdale, N.C., told the AP that Martin was perhaps the foremost authority on Timber rattlers. 

Timber rattlesnake is pictured here. These snakes are known to be docile and tend to avoid biting humans, according to experts. (iStock)

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