This guy evidently handled snakes as part of his televised religious service and sermon. He lived in Kentucky. Another West Virginia preacher died because he didn't seek treatment after EIGHT hours. This guy died within TWO hours. This raises the question of how soon an outdoorsy person needs to get into the ER after a snake bite in order to survive it. Reality-Show Snake-Handling Pastor Dies -- From Snake Bite - NBC News As for these guys, it's much like the saying goes: "If you play with fire, you're going to get burned."