Boomslang Bite!

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Boomslang Bite!

Postby Boskobra » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:43 pm

I opened my facebook newsfeed to find to my horror that a guy was bitten by a Boomslang. :smt021
With further testing they found out it was a dry bite. :D
Anybody maybe know anymore detail about this incident? :smt012

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Re: Boomslang Bite!

Postby Rob Macmillan » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:20 pm

In all due respect, if it was a dry bite then there really isnt much left to the story except the guy now has some puncture wounds where he was bitten. Ive heard of a few cases in Northern Kzn of dry bites (luckily). I dont know of this recent one or any other details on it.....Ill keep eyes and ears posted though.
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Re: Boomslang Bite!

Postby Fooble » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:23 pm

"Dry bites" are not all that uncommon with rear fanged species many of the Psammophis do that.
Was it one of the cowboys who was "bitten"?
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Re: Boomslang Bite!

Postby froot » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:22 am

How long after a Boomslang bite can one confirm a dry bite? IIRC symptoms from this bite can take a while to show.
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Re: Boomslang Bite!

Postby Boskobra » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:54 pm

Hmmm... Fooble I don't want to mention names (am I allowed too), but from the guy the update was placed was free handling a nice green mamba but it was not him that got bitten, it sounds like one of his friends, so i think it is one of the local cowboys.
I will PM you the name and you can go and check the guy out on my friendslist.
Rob- yes in all do respect I do understand but there is always more to a story and maybe we can learn something from this guys experience, what exactly happened, was it free handled, was it on a hiking trial etc etc.
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