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Pastor And 'Snake Salvation' Star Dies From Snake Bite

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A medical team went to Coot's house, but he refused medical care, Middlesboro Police Chief Jeff Sharpe told WBIR.

Coots was a "serpent handler" who believed that snake bites will not hurt believers, according to CNN.

He had five rattlesnakes confiscated last year by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, where owning venomous snakes is banned.

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