Friday, August 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:03:23 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
While it's no secret there are a lot of snakes throughout the woods and hills of Middle Tennessee, you may not expect to find them inside your backyard grill. But that's what happened to one Nashville woman.
When she found a long snake skin near her grill, she called in some experts.
"More than 95 percent of the calls are going to be a non-venomous type of snake. So when we get the call, 'Hey, I've got a rattlesnake in my backyard,' and we have to let them know, 'Hey, it's probably not a rattlesnake,'" said Carl DeSha, wildlife specialist with Animal Pro's.
Only, this time, it was.
"Immediately, we knew, OK, this is the real. This is the real deal," DeSha said.
Although snakes are common throughout the state, animal catchers like DeSha and his partner Nathan Agee, say finding rattlesnakes so close to a home is not the norm.
"As my partner Nathan was about to put the cover back on the top, he looked in the bottom and there was a pretty big rattlesnake right there," DeSha said.
And as they got things under control again, lurking right behind them was a gray rat snake, plus yet another surprise.
"We were going to put the cover back on the grill, and decided to take one more look in there to make sure there was nothing else in there. And there was another head sticking out," Agee said.
Snakes are generally on the move this time of year, looking for a place to mate and hide out. In the last few weeks, the poison center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has treated multiple patients with potentially deadly bites.
"You don't want to cut, and you don't want to suck and you don't want to put a tourniquet on. What you want to do is get to the hospital and seek medical care," said Dr. Donna Seger, executive director of the Tennessee Poison Center.
Experts say if you've been bitten by a snake, putting a tourniquet around the bite can actually make it worse. Poison specialists say there's really nothing you can do to help a bite before actually going to the hospital.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.