One of the “stars” of National Geographic’s train wreck show Snake Salvation died completely expectedly over the weekend. The former hilariously named Jamie Coots was one of the main characters on the show about preachers in the anus of the South handling snakes as part of their religious exhibition. Coots died following a church service where he was bitten by a poisonous snake, refused treatment in the name of the higher power, and had a massive heart attack. I watched a marathon of Snake Salvation and I can tell you I’m not surprised this happened. I mean, besides the fact that these are just a bunch of idiotic fucking hillbillies playing with very bitter venomous serpents, this guy in particular was spectacularly cavalier with the snakes.
Snake Salvation‘s stars believe that a particular passage in the Bible tells them that they can handle poisonous snakes without getting hurt. One of the preachers is a fourth generation revivalists whose predecessors all died of snake bite. I guess they didn’t read the Good Book all the way through to the part where it says God hates dumbasses.
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