HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A cable company worker in South Florida is recovering after being bitten by a poisonous Eastern green mamba snake.
The head of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Venom Response Unit says the bite briefly paralyzed the right side of the 44-year-old Comcast worker's body. The venom is potentially lethal.
Capt. Ernie Jillson says the snake attacked the worker Thursday while he was installing underground cable outside a Hollywood apartment building.
The snake has not been found. State wildlife officials say all people licensed to sell or own green mamba snakes have accounted for their reptiles.