A Georgia hunter is recovering from a rattlesnake bite, and his 9-year-old son is credited with shooting the snake and guiding rescuers to their location on a mountain.
Shane Newton, 43, is recovering at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital after the snake bit him in the leg Sunday afternoon. Newton was hunting with his son near the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course, where he works in Waleska, when it happened.
“I’m on some private property on the mountain, and I’ve been bitten by a rattlesnake,” Newton told a 911 dispatcher. “It’s a pretty big one and I’m shaking pretty bad.”
During the nearly hour-long call for help, his health began to deteriorate.
“I’m starting to shake pretty bad. I can’t talk real well,” Newton said.
Newton told the dispatcher that he shot the snake but later, his son said the snake was moving again and heading toward them.
“I’m about to shoot,” his son, Grant, told the dispatcher.
Then, multiple shots can be heard on the call.