Your bite stories?

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Re: Your bite stories?

Postby froot » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:53 am

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Re: Your bite stories?

Postby Mr S » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:28 pm

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Re: Your bite stories?

Postby Silvrav » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:41 pm

froot wrote:*shiver*

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Re: Your bite stories?

Postby Lamprophis » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:30 pm

Naja annulifera - dry bite fortunately, but still had tetanus shots and a couple of hours in hospital for obervation. Lesson learned - trap box re-secured.
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Re: Your bite stories?

Postby charl.dbn » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:20 pm

I was bitten by a short snouted whip-snake and just felt a tingly feeling in my arm for a few minutes, these little guys chew the venom right in when given the chance.
I can't join the group of night adder bites, but i can join the puff adder bites...
Last year(2010), i was bitten by a large female puff adder(the one in my profile picture) on my left thumb. Fortunately for me, she only managed to get one fang into me and it must have been a shedding fang because it broke off inside my thumb. Even so, i would not wish that pain apon anyone.
I did swell up, lost pretty much all movement in my hand and had a hectic burning feeling.
To cut a short story long,lol, i was in icu for 2 days and 1 night and it was very frustrating.
I had 5 viales of polyvalent antivenom and then had serum sickness, couldn't breath properly etc...
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Re: Your bite stories?

Postby Snake Charmer » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:52 pm

Rob wrote:
Oh yes, upon my second hospital visit the one nurse came to me (a gorgeous red head, for the life of me I cannot understand why I still remember
that :smt005 ) and says "Its strange, you're the second snake bite we've had in 6 weeks". Needless to say I didn't tell her the last one was also me.

:lol: :lol:
Repetition builds confidence!

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