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Depends on how much you value your life and limbs. The anti-venom requires someone to go catch a rattlesnake, milk its venom, then have it processed at a lab. One snake = one vile. A vile can cost around $9,000 depending upon availability. A vile has a expiration date like any medicine. It must be administered intravenously by a doctor, usually at a hospital. The cost includes hospital stay which can range from a week to a month. It depends on the patient's allergic reactions, and effectiveness of the treatment. There are lots of risks involved. Our guide was told he was going to lose his hand, then his finger, and, by some miracle, he overcame it all. He was in the hospital for two weeks.
"You have to know what kind of snake bit you and have the anti-venom for it. Also, it is also necessary to receive multiple doses of it over the course of days to weeks. I know of some people who have had up to 35 doses of it. Then you have to consider the surgical requirements such as opening the wound to protect from extreme swelling as well as debridement of the wound in the event of a hematoxin (like a rattlesnake).
If you are bit by a snake with a neurotoxin (such as a cobra or coral snake) you need to consider mechanical life support (a ventilator) until the venom wears off.
Some snakes have venom with both hematoxic and neurotoxic properties that compound the problem."
I was at a Dessert Museum presentation in Tucson where two experienced handlers talked about both rattlesnakes and gila monsters. I found out that one stands a better chance of survival with a gila monster bite then one from a rattlesnake. Both presenters had over fifteen years of experience with each creature. Their estimate based on experience for the cost to overcome a rattlesnake bite was in the $200,000 area. The $120,000 fee sounds like a deal now. Lesson: Avoid snakes and have good medical insurance.