Fer de Lance Bites Snake Man Leaving Him Critical

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Updated: January 4, 2016

He is known as the Snake Man from Maskall Village in the Belize District; mostly because he somehow has a fascination for the reptilian creatures and at most times is seen carrying one of his elongated pets with him.  Tonight, however, Gilbert Usher is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City where he is listed as critical after a Tommy Goff snake bit him.  A Tommy Goff snake is a Belizean name given to the Fer De Lance snake and is dubbed one the most venomous snakes in Central America with the ability to inject up to one hundred and five milligrams of poison in one bite.  Interestingly, that is twice the amount capable of causing death.  Usher was bitten yesterday; the circumstances remain unknown but we know that he is critical and a source indicated to us that he may be taken off life support in the coming days.  Usher was being rushed to the hospital when he was met by a BERT ambulance near mile fifteen.  Back in 2008, Usher was bitten by a Tommy Goff but had recovered after Internist Doctor Jorge Hidalgo had injected him with anti-venom.  In that incident, Usher was in a medical coma for seventy two hours.