By Matt Kroschel
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — Deanna Lind is still having a hard time walking after being bitten by a rattlesnake while out walking dogs last week.READ MORE: 5 Great Colorado Places With Hikes To Enjoy Fall Colors
“Walking on the path you never know what’s gonna come,” Lind told CBS4 over a Skype interview from her dorm room in Laramie, Wyoming.
When Lind talks about her snake bite, she hopes it will help others from going through what she’s gone through.
“I knew right away that I got bit by a rattlesnake just because of the hissing sound — it was a noticeable sound,” Lind said.
The snake bit her big toe — an easy target for the agitated snake since she was wearing sandals.READ MORE: Search Continues For Vaughn Fetzer, Hiker Who Went Missing In The Blanca Peak Area
“My body went into shock. I couldn’t move my legs at all,” Lind says.
After calling her parents, her dad Alan killed the snake.
Then they headed for the hospital where she was put in ICU for two days and had six vials of anti-venom.
“It was an adrenaline rush for sure. I ran outside, got in the truck on the road where we live,” Alan Lind told CBS4 Thursday.
Snakes are common in the area but bites on humans are extremely rare. Dogs are more common snake bite victims.MORE NEWS: Start Making Family Plans As Tickets Go On Sale For Holiday Productions At Denver Center For The Performing Arts
The Lind family just hope this serves as a lesson to anyone headed into rattlesnake habitat.