What was the cause of Eugene DeLeon Sr.’s death? The cause of death of a Texas rattlesnake handler is being investigated.
Eugene DeLeon Sr., a well-known snake handler, has died, according to reports on social media. He died unexpectedly on April 30th while performing in South Texas. The cause of his death has not been officially determined. Nonetheless, it has been revealed that he was injured after being bitten by a Western Diamondback rattlesnake at a Rattlesnake Roundup event in Freer, Texas, which resulted in Eugene DeLeon Sr’s death.
His sister Monica Damas conveyed her misery on Facebook; she posted :
“My brother has gained his wings today doing what he loved doing, and he had a passion for snake handling at the rattlesnake roundup in Freer. After many years of handling these things, today was not your day with them.. Rest in Peace my brother….”
What has happened to Eugene DeLeon Sr?
The devastating incident happened on Saturday, April 30, when Eugene DeLeon Sr. was bitten by a rattlesnake, which ended in tragedy. He was transferred to a hospital in Corpus Christi, where he died shortly after 9 p.m. His death was caused by a snake bite, although nothing has been proved yet. Eugene was bitten in the shoulder, according to Freer Police Chief Hector Doria. Unfortunately, the veteran snake handler didn’t realise it until he passed out. Eugene was a member of the Snake Busters Snake Caretakers in Freer, which is 100 miles away from the north of San Antonio. He worked as a custodian at Freer High School and was a Freer Volunteer Fire Department member.
This horrible tragedy occurred during the Rattlesnake Roundup. It was generally organised by the Freer Chamber of Commerce once a year. It is one of the most important events that the local community celebrates. This festival is one of the most well-known in the city. The Freer Chamber of Commerce paid respect to DeLeon Sr on Facebook. he wrote, “The love and dedication he displayed for his community was witnessed every day from being a member of the Freer Vol. Fire Department to being a call away for local residents to assist with removing snakes from their property.”
“He was always ready to help. We will never forget his excitement during Roundup time, from doing interviews with television stations to appearing on televised wildlife shows, he did it all.”