Dan Zarlenga, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, says the state has five species of poisonous snakes, and three of them are in the St. Louis area.
Christian County Coroner Brad Cole says De Leon ignored his girlfriend’s pleas to go to a hospital.
The woman was bitten Monday morning at the clothing store in the Maple Valley Shopping Center.
Conservation Department spokesman says deadly bites are rare in the state
Timothy Levins, 52, died Tuesday evening after being bitten at Sam A. Baker State Park.
The Carter County sheriff says a man died after being bitten by a copperhead.