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May 01, 2013
Graphic Image Warning: Bear Grylls' Producer Suffers Gruesome Snake Bite Wound - 14

Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls tweeted yesterday: "Our man vs wild producer suffering from a brutal snake bite -- fighting the injury with courage,” with the gut-wrenching photo shown below.

Since then, the photo (which shows the skin rotting away from producer Steve Rankin's foot) has gone viral and is creating quite a stir in the social media world.

A Discovery Channel source told the Huffington Post that: "The photo was taken three weeks ago, when Grylls and Rankin were shooting a new series for the network called 'Naked & Afraid' Since then, Rankin has undergone surgery for the wound, and his prognosis is very good."

It's unclear where the team was filming and what species of venomous snake bit Rankin (see our list of the world's deadliest snakes).

Original tweet.

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from Chad Portenga wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

Why can't people READ the article? "...which shows the skin rotting away from producer Steve Rankin's foot..."

It was NOT Bear Grylls' foot, and the article says NOTHING about Steve being naked.

It does seem rather foolish to me to put yourself and more importantly, others, into a situation where this kind of injury could happen. I wish him a complete recovery, but I have to wonder, is he getting paid enough for the pain & inconvenience he'll now have?

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from trapper vic wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Just can't fix stupid. Largest part of survival is common sense. Reality shows go to the extent of people showing their dum bass.

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from Paladin Firearms wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Lucky he wasn't bitten in the pecker being naked as he was.

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from Sven_Katur wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Instead of "Naked & Afraid" they should have just called it "Bare Grylls"

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from ARtroutbum wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

He was bitten in Costa Rica by a fer de lance. He should have died! Ouch

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from tiger98 wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

"…when Grylls and Rankin were shooting a new series for the network called 'Naked & Afraid'"

Maybe if he wasn't naked and had some boots on, he wouldn't have had this problem.

But seriously, after all that has rotted away, I wonder how well flesh and skin actually grows back. It looks like he lost quite a bit.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

God also believes in the right to bear fangs. Self-defense is a universal right. The producer should have exercised his own God-given gun rights. I sure hope he comes out of this OK.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Steve Irvin the famous Crocodile Hunter was killed by a large stingray.
The outdoor shows will do dangerous things to get the best TV ratings.
It could cost you your life or foot.
Is it really worth it?

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Hi...

Yes indeed...that is a gruesome photo.

Fortunately, I live (so far) in the 'donut hole' of venomous snakes...rattlers and copperheads are all around my area of NY...but I haven't observed any right around where I live.

Sure hope Grylls' producer has a speedy recovery from that unfortunate incident.

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from martone wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

God also believes in the right to bear arms

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from Peacefull1 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wish a speedy and painfree recovery. SSSSSSTTTTEEvvee

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Yikes. Makes me glad I live in an area with almost no poisonous snakes.

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from cjohnsrud wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

OMG! That is nasty. Does this prove that Bear is the ultimate survivalist since he didn't get bit?

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from Blue Ox wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Shoulda stayed in the hotel...

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Hi...

Yes indeed...that is a gruesome photo.

Fortunately, I live (so far) in the 'donut hole' of venomous snakes...rattlers and copperheads are all around my area of NY...but I haven't observed any right around where I live.

Sure hope Grylls' producer has a speedy recovery from that unfortunate incident.

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from Blue Ox wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Shoulda stayed in the hotel...

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Steve Irvin the famous Crocodile Hunter was killed by a large stingray.
The outdoor shows will do dangerous things to get the best TV ratings.
It could cost you your life or foot.
Is it really worth it?

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from tiger98 wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

"…when Grylls and Rankin were shooting a new series for the network called 'Naked & Afraid'"

Maybe if he wasn't naked and had some boots on, he wouldn't have had this problem.

But seriously, after all that has rotted away, I wonder how well flesh and skin actually grows back. It looks like he lost quite a bit.

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from Sven_Katur wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Instead of "Naked & Afraid" they should have just called it "Bare Grylls"

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from cjohnsrud wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

OMG! That is nasty. Does this prove that Bear is the ultimate survivalist since he didn't get bit?

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Yikes. Makes me glad I live in an area with almost no poisonous snakes.

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from Peacefull1 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wish a speedy and painfree recovery. SSSSSSTTTTEEvvee

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from martone wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

God also believes in the right to bear arms

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

God also believes in the right to bear fangs. Self-defense is a universal right. The producer should have exercised his own God-given gun rights. I sure hope he comes out of this OK.

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from ARtroutbum wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

He was bitten in Costa Rica by a fer de lance. He should have died! Ouch

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from Paladin Firearms wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Lucky he wasn't bitten in the pecker being naked as he was.

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from trapper vic wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Just can't fix stupid. Largest part of survival is common sense. Reality shows go to the extent of people showing their dum bass.

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from Chad Portenga wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

Why can't people READ the article? "...which shows the skin rotting away from producer Steve Rankin's foot..."

It was NOT Bear Grylls' foot, and the article says NOTHING about Steve being naked.

It does seem rather foolish to me to put yourself and more importantly, others, into a situation where this kind of injury could happen. I wish him a complete recovery, but I have to wonder, is he getting paid enough for the pain & inconvenience he'll now have?

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