‘Stranger Things Star’ Cary Elwes Bitten By Rattlesnake

Actor Cary Elwes' Horrifying Rattlesnake Bite

He even joked about his rattlesnake bite with a 'Princess Bride' reference.

Cary Elwes turned to social media to upload a photo of his swollen finger, which had been bitten by a rattlesnake, and was was airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake. Grateful to the staff of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the staff and medical professionals at UCLA for their great care. Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks,” he captioned his black and blue finger post.

The ROUS joke alludes to a scene in The Princess Bride in which his character Westley was explaining the three terrors of the fire swamp. The Rodents of Unusual Size were abbreviated as R.O.U.S.

According to TMZ‘s sources close to the actor, he was working outside at the time of the accident. After surviving the bite, he reassured supporters that he would be OK.

Speaking of the film, Cary was famously injured and hospitalized twice on the production of “PB.” Added by the publication, he was knocked out cold by accident during a false KO sequence, requiring stitches, and he also broke his toe and spent much of the movie hobbling.

Aside from “The Princess Bride,” Elwes is also famous for his leading roles in “Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” and his character as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw film series.

He is known for his performances in films like “Ella Enchanted,” “A Christmas Carol,” and No Strings Attached,” as well.

Furthermore, he has appeared on television in a number of series including “The X-Files,” “Life in Pieces,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Reactions to 'Stranger Things Star' Cary Elwes Bitten By Rattlesnake

I’m tickled that instantly knew what an ROUS was.

@LambSharky

Scary but glad he has a sense of humor about this. Glad he’s okay!

@annakathlynn

ROUS! In massive pain and still hilarious.

@balinda554

Eep! Even a great character actor like Mr. Elwes can be surprised by a snake.

@CMoulder4

It's baby snake season! Baby rattlers are more dangerous.

@hollis_linus

And people wonder why I don’t like to go outside.

@EuniceSwagpants

A ROUS would've been better, I'm thinking. #CaryElwes #ThePrincessBride #Rattlesnake

@pahl_brighteyes

Thank god because if something bad happened to this man, I’d be done.

@mugglegonemad

The number 1445 is that life expectancy or??

@SimonHolliday13

Glad he's ok, but this is why rattlesnakes are serious business.

@jbecompslns

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