And another exotic bite.

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Re: And another exotic bite.

Postby michael » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:38 pm

Any news on how this persons doing?
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Re: And another exotic bite.

Postby yoson10 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:16 pm

Bushviper wrote:Yeah sort of. Was banned off the forum after insulting me too. The worst is I think I still have some Echis antivenom here. Nope, just checked. It has expired and has gone cloudy so its not usable.


Echis have a HUGE variation in venom toxicity to humans. In some places in India some Echis bites rarely even require hospitalization and just cause swelling kind of like an eyelash viper bite...in other places in India they cause severe blood incoaguability like a boomslang...I would guess that the same would be said for the African Echis...Some types from certain areas aren't life threatening...others are very dangerous.

I would go to the hospital if I was him.. like you said in your first post echis venom is slow acting..You can be fine and then develop severe/life threatening problems the next day

Here is another exotic echis bite.. Happened in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCEQ-1VtgqA

And this dope picked up a gaboon viper with his bare hands and got bitten in the face...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gov7oIIbgMQ&


Gotta love the Canadian accent!!
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Re: And another exotic bite.

Postby charl.dbn » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:35 pm

Ya, he is good. Been for urine tests etc..and he is in the clear but will still be going for further tests.
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Re: And another exotic bite.

Postby michael » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:24 pm

Thats good to hear, he's extreemly lucky!
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Re: And another exotic bite.

Postby Durban Keeper » Sun May 01, 2011 2:41 am

Let's hope he makes a full recovery and learns a valueble lesson in the process.
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