Lethal snake takes a bite out of zoo director’s hand – again; Jim Harrison’s story continues

Kentucky Reptile Zoo director Jim Harrison doesn’t much like to talk about his hands because he says they call attention to ‘mistakes’ he’s made while extracting snake venom. (Photo by Jane Auge)   It happened again … the director of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Jim Harrison, was bitten while extracting venom from highly poisonous South American rattlesnake. According...

Jim Harrison’s hands – mangled by 30 years worth of snake bites – tell one-of-a-kind story

Kentucky Reptile Zoo director Jim Harrison doesn’t much like to talk about his hands because he says they call attention to “mistakes” he’s made while extracting snake venom. (Photo by Jane Auge)   By Roger Auge II KyForward correspondent   What remains of the normal lengths of the 10 fingers on Jim Harrison’s hands tells a chapter of his one-of-a-kind life’s story.   “Except...