Boomslang Bites three?

This section will help you get first aid treatment protocols incase of an envenomation. This includes indigenous and exotic reptiles. Please do not use this forum for photo sharing, etc.

Re: Boomslang Bites three?

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:04 am

Considering you have not shown any other symptoms, and your blood work being fine, I would think that the pain all over is just from the shock & stress, which obviously would pass. You are not out of the woods yet though.

Do you have any pics of the bite site?
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
User avatar
Bushbaby
SA Reptiles Admin
 
Posts: 10591
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Boomslang Bites three?

Postby Bushviper » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:42 am

The muscles themselves are not affected by Boomslang venom however the blood can quite easily leave micro-coagulations circulating which can cause pain in the muscles. Keep drinking fluids (lots of fluids) and stay away from alcohol for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Your kidneys may also be tender so dont go and stress them now either.
It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Those who are afraid to ask are ashamed of learning.
User avatar
Bushviper
Founder Member
 
Posts: 17358
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:02 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Boomslang Bites three?

Postby MrG » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:01 am

Glad it didnt happen on the grounds of Cameleon Village. I suppose these Boomslang also get transported, sold, kept etc. without permits or anything. Sometimes things happen faster than one would expect.
_______________________________
www.photog.co.za
We make the moment last a lifetime!
User avatar
MrG
SA Reptiles Honorary Member
 
Posts: 1707
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:00 pm
Location: West-Rand

Re: Boomslang Bites three?

Postby Serpy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:22 pm

Thanks BV, luckily I don't use alcohol so its of no matter too me.

MrG why are you glad it didn't happen on the grounds of chameleon villiage?
A good burper is a good herper.
User avatar
Serpy
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 2351
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:01 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Boomslang Bites three?

Postby MrG » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:38 am

With the reputation some left behind they can do without another bite there.

While we ask questions.....
Did the three of you have transport permits to remove the snakes from there and transport them from NW to GP?
Do you have keeping permits for the eight of them?
Are there import permits from KZN, from the Clive that Natie got them from?
_______________________________
www.photog.co.za
We make the moment last a lifetime!
User avatar
MrG
SA Reptiles Honorary Member
 
Posts: 1707
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:00 pm
Location: West-Rand

Previous

Return to Venom Club

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron