Rattlesnake In New Tampa Mailbox Bites Letter Carrier
By HOWARD ALTMAN | The Tampa Tribune
Published: October 10, 2008
Updated: 01:57 pm
TAMPA - A letter carrier reaching into a New Tampa mailbox was bitten by an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake about 11:40 this morning, according to Tampa Fire Rescue and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The 66-year-old carrier drove himself back to the New Tampa post office at 16350 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., where 911 was summoned. He was taken to University Community Hospital on Fletcher Avenue in good condition, Tampa Fire Rescue said.
His identity was not available.