Venomous Snake Bites Florida Amazon Delivery Driver Outside Home
We hate to say it… an Amazon driver bit by a snake when delivering a package. An Amazon delivery woman was bitten by a poisonous snake as she was delivering a box in South Florida, and she was taken to the hospital right afterwards. The event, which occurred Monday evening (September 18) in Palm City, about 40 miles north of West Palm Beach, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities assert that when the driver approached the door to place the delivery, an eastern diamondback rattlesnake bit her on the back of the leg. Despite “immediately becoming ill,” the motorist was able to dial 911, according to the authorities.
She was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital for treatment. The motorist was reported to be in a serious but stable condition on Tuesday, September 19, according to an MCSO official.
The sheriff’s office stated that “Easter Diamondbacks are highly venomous snakes and are very common to this area.” They also posted a photo of the alleged snake, but they made no mention of what happened to the poisonous animal after it bit someone.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Post:
Following the incident of the Amazon driver bit by a snake, Branden Baribeau, an Amazon spokesman, provided the following statement to ABC News:
“Our thoughts are with the driver and we hope for a full recovery after this frightening incident. Together, with the Delivery Service Partner, we’re looking into the circumstances surrounding this incident and continue to make sure that drivers understand they should not complete a delivery if they feel unsafe.”
Eastern diamondbacks are the largest species of snake in North America, measuring between three and six feet in length, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. They can “strike up to two-thirds its body length to inject its prey with venom” when they are coiling.