Hinesville, GA - 02 Feb 2005: Rattler Strikes Man At Wal-Mart

"This is not an unheard-of incident," an animal cotrol officer said. "Sometimes, when little old ladies move their plants inside into the heat, a snake in the plant will wake up.

Appropriately, the ten-inch-long baby timber rattler struck a man shopping in the lawn and garden section of the Liberty Wal-Mart. He was hospitalized; the snake was destroyed.