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Calif. woman finds it's no picnic to survive a snake bite

Milla Austin is not your typical rattlesnake victim. She wasn't drunk at the time of the attack and – this is key – she's not a knucklehead.

That's right: Experts say a majority of those on the receiving end of venomous fangs are young men who have been drinking and suddenly get the urge to grab a rattlesnake, often to impress friends. The rattlesnake is usually not amused.

In Austin's case, she was out running with her husband, Gabriel, last August along a heavily used section of the American River bike trail in Fair Oaks.

Read the full story at sacbee.com.

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