‘Snake Man’ hospitalized after another bite

Jackie Bibby, the 63-year-old snake handler who is a star of “Rattlesnake Republic” on Animal Planet, suffered his third rattlesnake bite in just over a year on Friday at his home in Rising Star, and is receiving antivenom treatment in the Brownwood Regional Medical Center, according to one of his friends, Hood County attorney Paul Hyde. Bibby told Hyde he hopes to be released from the Brownwood hospital on Monday.