An Egg Harbor Township, NJ man was hospitalized Thursday after he suffered snake bite.
24-year old Nelson Drinkwater was driving on Route 679 in Tuckerton, when he saw a rattler crossing the road.
Authorities say Drinkwater tried to pin it down with a stick to keep it from getting run over. And that’s when the reptile bit his hand.
"I just knew from the amount of blood that I was in trouble,” said Drinkwater.
"Almost instantly, I had a numbing sensation through my wrist and in my tongue and I felt like I was gonna swallow my tongue. That’s what really scared me."
The Good Samaritan was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical center and given anti-venom serum.
He’s expected to be OK.