Growing up in a very troubled family, William Sanders (later to be known as Snakebite Bill), a small and scrawny boy, soon learnt of
a hidey-hole under his house, where he could squeeze. Due to his size, he knew that he was safe under there, as nobody else would be able to fit down
the twists and turns. Or so he thought.
One day, during which William fled yet again from his volatile stepfather, he felt something in his hiding place along with him: It was a snake.
Far from being frightened or scared however, William took hold of it, and it would become the first true friend he ever had. Over the course of the following
months, the young boy became increasingly fascinated with snakes, especially with their cunning, sleekness, and supreme predatory skills.
Now slithering into his hidey-hole on a near daily basis to escape his stepfather, William soon realised the parallels between himself
and his growing number of snakes.
When his stepfather drove away William’s mother and his younger brother and sister, leaving him to defend for himself, William knew
he had to take action.
Not long after, his stepfather was found dead, the victim of a fatally venomous snakebite. The pathology report stated that it was by a snake highly
unusual to that area.
Whether his stepson, William, had any involvement is still a mystery.
After the incident, William began to call himself Bill.
Bill’s only discrepancy to his increasingly snake-like persona was a friendship he struck up with the school bully, Rhino Richards.
Richards often helped Bill catch very large, deadly snakes, and his collection continued to increase. It eventually developed from a
hobby into a livelihood, as Bill began to trade snakes of all types and sizes.
Bill, under the name Snakebite Bill, became Rhino Richards’s partner, as the two took on the type of criminal underworld work
few would, or could.
With Bill’s snake-like guile and Richard’s brute strength making them a successful team, they soon gained a fearsome
With seemingly no compassion for his fellow man, and with loyalty only to his snakes and Rhino Richards, Snakebite Bill has ironically
become far more venomous and twisted than any snake.