Rattlesnake bites biologist on hike
Here are some of the stories that KTLA News is working on this evening:
RATTLESNAKE VICTIM: Twenty-six-year old biologist Mike Zerkwekh liked to hike in the woods and study snakes -- that is, until his unpleasant encounter Sunday with a southern Pacific rattlesnake. Zerkwekh was hiking in the Cleveland National Forest near Corona when he was bitten by the 3-foot rattler. He's the fifth rattlesnake victim to be treated so far this season at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Fortunately for Zerkwekh, Loma Linda specializes in poisonous snakebites. Zerkwekh tells his story.
HEAT WAVE: While the roofers and pavers sweltered in triple-digit temperatures, workers at the Union Ice Co. in North Hollywood had to bundle up to fend off the 22-degree chill. On a day of record-high temperatures, the ice company expects to do a record-high business.