Alabama father-of-two, 52, dies after being bitten by a copperhead snake while walking his puppy

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An Alabama man died on Monday three days after he was bitten by a copperhead snake at his family’s home near a lake.

Oliver ‘Chum’ Baker, 52, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Huntsville on Monday.

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He is survived by his wife, Marilou Briney Baker, and their two sons - Charlie and Walden.

Baker, a native of Tuscaloosa, and his family were at their lakeside home on Smith Lake for the holiday weekend, according to

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He went outside to walk his Labrador puppy on Friday. While on the patio, he told his family inside that he had been bitten by a copperhead.

The snake was still coiled up outside the back door of the home.

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A few minutes later, Baker fell unconscious. A relative then administered CPR...
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