While scouting locations for Discover Channel’s show, Naked and Afraid, producer Steve Rankin was bit by a venomous snake.
Here is a picture from Twitter of what the snake bite looked like at the hospital:
our man vs wild producer suffering from a brutal snake bite – fighting the injury with courage. pic.twitter.com/G6gJFnW38q
— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) April 30, 2013
What kind of snake bit the Naked and Afraid producer? Steve Rankin was bitten by a pit viper, known in Costa Rica as a Terciopelo or fer-de-lance.
A fantastic interview is available here: surviving a viper bite.