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Groom Bit by Rattlesnake During Wedding Photoshoot

Maddie Mae, maddiemaephoto.com

This Fort Collins groom received a surprise wedding gift – a bite on the leg from a rattlesnake!

It was a picture-perfect day for Johnny and Laura Benson. With wedding party in tow the couple drove to Horsetooth Reservoir with their photographer to capture some memories on film. Unfortunately for Johnny, he got a little more than he bargained for.

Once the wedding party headed back to the reception, the newly-married couple stuck around to get some sunset shots. That’s when the unthinkable happened – and a rattlesnake bit the 44-year-old groom on the leg.

The wedding photographer captured all of the action, making for a pretty epic album.

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As you can see, help arrived first by a Larimer County park ranger and soon Johnny was off to Poudre Valley Hospital for treatment.

Lucky for this groom, he was back on his feet in no time and was able to join the reception to celebrate the best day of his life.

Begs the question – should we still be tossing rice for good luck or change that up and start bringing snakes to the ceremony?

Photos: Maddie Mae, maddiemaephoto.com

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Groom Bit by Rattlesnake During Wedding Photoshoot