Daring handler loses lower leg after snakebite


Jackie Bibby, the daring native of Rising Star who flirts with danger on a regular basis working with rattlesnakes, had a close brush with death last week.

Bibby, who was the subject of a June 30 feature story in the Hood County News about his work handling snakes, had to have part of his right leg amputated just below the knee on Saturday night after being bitten during a performance in Dallas.


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