Even in Dallas we have missionary snake stories. Today a woman got bitten by a copperhead (this one is pretty well hidden, huh?) while she was pulling weeds around her home here on campus. She was rushed to the ER and was treated but is still in a lot of pain. The snake was also taken to the ER, but it isn't in pain because it is dead. They took it just to make sure the doctors got the right kind of antivenin.