Pentecostal Pastor Dies in Snake-Handling Ceremony

A man who handled a timber rattlesnake as part of his church service has died from a bite. Venomous snakes have killed more than 100 people in the history of this Charismatic religious movement. 

'Serpent-Handling' West Virginia Pastor Dies From Snake Bite - Yahoo! News

"30 minutes into the outdoor service, Wolford passed around a poisonous timber rattlesnake, which eventually bit him.

"He laid it on the ground," Vanover said in the interview, "and he sat down next to the snake, and it bit him on the thigh.""


  1. Guess God didn´t like him that much after all...

  2. You guys just made me snort coffee through my nose. (Dee)

  3. Except for his unusual religious beliefs, the Pastor may have been a very nice man!
    In summary the priest may have benefitted from a few snake handling courses and then would have probably had the good sense to deal with the reptile and it's potential bites more appropriately.


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