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By Nancy McLaughlin
News & Record of Greensboro 

Snake bites hurt - but so does seeing the medical bill


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Yes, those snake bites stiiiiing. And so will the bill if the snake is venomous.

Medical providers don't like talking costs because they don't want to dissuade people from seeking treatment.

And this year, there have been a lot of people needing it.

In the spring, a student at Pleasant Garden Elementary was bitten by a snake while on the playground.

Around the same time, an 11-year-old boy running from a friend was bitten by a snake at his outdoor birthday party.

According to the Carolinas Poison Control Center, calls about snake bites two months ago have nearly qu...

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