This was a misssstake.
A San Diego-area man ssssent (OK, we'll stop) KGTV footage of himself lying in a hospital bed after he said he tried to take a selfie with a rattlesnake.
The bill for services rendered to Todd Fassler on July 7 comes to a whopping $153,161.25, as tweeted by KGTV's Dan Haggerty:
As the Washington Post's Wonkblog noted, by far the largest expense listed on the itemized bill is $83,341.25 for "pharmacy." That's because Fassler's treatment depleted the anti-venom supplies at two local hospitals, KGTV reported.
As Wonkblog explained:
Attempts to reach Fassler were unsuccessful.
Fassler might have learned of the physical and financial perils of rattlesnake bites from Eric Ferguson.
Last year, a North Carolina hospital charged him $89,227 for anti-venom medicine.
So here's a tip to all those itching to take selfies with wild animals: Don't do it.