Cottonmouth bite scares Navarre family


Koebi King, pictured at Sacred Heart Hospital after he was bitten by a cottonmouth snake

Koebi King didn’t see the 3-foot-long cottonmouth snake that bit him just after midnight on Aug. 4 until after the fangs had suddenly sunk into his ankle and been withdrawn.

“At first it felt like something had just scraped my leg. Then it started to feel like fire,” said King, 14, who lives in the 6000 block of East Bay Boulevard in Navarre.

The rising freshman at Navarre High School had been fishing in East Bay’s brackish water from a seawall behind his family’s house.

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