That is to get bit by a Rattle Snake. My opening day of bow season was cut short Saturday morning when i went to lay my bow down to put my backpack on. I didn't see the snake till it hit me on the hand. I had a twenty minute walk to my 4 wheeler and then a 2 mile ride to the cabin. By the time i got to camp i thought my hand was going to explode with swelling. I call the land owner to ask which hospital i should go to from Wilkes county and he call 911 and they said Augusta had Antivenom and that i needed a ride in a ambulance. So my hunting buddy the land owner and myself headed toward Washington to meet the ambulance on the side of the road. I cant describe how painful it is and hope none of you have to to go through it . I hope my insurance will cover the cost. Two days in ICU Ten units of Antivenom and the ambulance ride. The staff at Augusta Hospital where top notch and very thankful for how they took care of me. Swelling in my hand and arm is still very bad and they said it could take two weeks before its gone. There is no way i can shoot my bow for a while but it could be worse, and very thankful the Good Lord Above was looking after me. My story is not a pity story about me but for all my Trad Bow Brothers and sisters to be careful this time of year in the woods. I have been bow hunting 40 years and this is a first for me, and i hope the last. Good luck to all this season, keep the pictures coming. I hope by next week to be back at it again. Be safe all. I will try to post pictures of my hand and arm sometime.