Man with puncture wounds on arm dies in Texas, snake seized

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a man found with puncture wounds on his wrist and a snake in his vehicle has died at a Texas hospital.

Austin-Travis EMS Cmdr. Mike Benavides (ben-uh-VEE'-duhs) said Wednesday that the man died at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center. No cause of death was immediately released.

Authorities are trying to determine whether the victim, who was treated for cardiac arrest, was bitten by a snake.

Emergency personnel Tuesday night responded to a report of an ill man in a car, in the parking lot of a store. Benavides had no details on who summoned help.

Animal control officers confiscated a live snake from a container in the man's car, which had snake stickers on it. Detail weren't available on the snake.

The man's name wasn't immediately released.