Yesterday, the internet didn’t know Alex Gomez. Today, we all know him as the dumb ass who thought it would be cool to pick up a live rattlsnake and take a selfie. Now, the 36-year old man child is in the hospital and may lose his hand, thanks to the rattlesnake who didn’t want to be picked up near Gomez’s home in Lake Elsinore, California.

“It could’ve bit his neck, and that would have been it. That’s just being a fool,” Alex’s mother Deborah said to CBS Los Angeles.

Alex’s mother says her son is embarrassed. But still, Deborah isn’t being easy on her son for the decision to pick the snake up.

“I told him the news people had been calling, and he said ‘Mom, you better not’, and I said ‘I’m going to’. I’m going to teach him a real good lesson when he gets home. No mercy for him.”

Source: Geekologie