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Air force commando in serious condition from snake bite

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A timber rattlesnake caught in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania, June 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Illustrative: A timber rattlesnake caught in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania, June 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A soldier from the Israeli Air Force’s elite Shaldag commando unit is listed in serious condition after being bitten by a snake last night.

The Israel Defense Forces says the incident occurred during a military drill in central Israel.

He was taken to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera by the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

According to MDA, he had bite signs on his neck and was in unstable condition when rushed to the medical center.

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