The selfie-craze may not be ending anytime soon (if ever), but if it costs you more than US$150,000 (that’s about a whopping RM572,000), you might think twice before even thinking of taking a selfie. When a San Diego local man decided to take a selfie with his pet rattlesnake, the reptile wasn’t too thrilled about it. You can probably guess how it ended.
Not surprisingly, the rattlesnake bit the owner (Todd Fassler) when he was trying to take the selfie. Fassler was then rushed to the hospital to be treated. Apparently, in order to treat the venomous bite, doctors had to deplete the antivenom supply of two different hospitals. If that’s not enough to discourage people from taking selfies with dangerous animals, perhaps the medical bill will.
As mentioned previously, Fassler was charged more than US$150,000 for his treatment. As expected, more than US$83,000 was for “pharmacy”. That’s how much the antivenom supply of two hospitals costs, apparently.
While it’s common sense to not take a selfie with a dangerous animal, a case like this reminds us why there has to be a boundary. If the risk of losing one’s life isn’t enough to deter people from taking such a selfie, the expensive medical bill could do the trick.