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RE: Envenomation

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Posted by: FR at Sun Aug 11 17:13:03 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Its not that I totally disagree with you Gregg, its just that we do not KNOW, what is the problem. Troy tries to be so accurate in other areas, but in this one, its lack of knowledge. It was not determined what caused the swelling. Everything after that is speculation.

So we say, allergic or venom. Who knows. Simply put, that type of reaction occurs with the entrance of foreign protein. And no one said it was a SEVERE reaction. A minor reaction, allergic or otherwise.

And yes, hogs have enlarged rear teeth, althought the general understanding is, fangs in snakes, are hollow or grooved. Large teeth, are just that large teeth. Tree boas and such, have friggin huge teeth, and they are not considered fangs. And they do can cause swelling such as Troy had.

Saliva as a purpose, all saliva, In many cases, people are sensitive to it.

As mentioned earlier, harmless or dangerous, that should be the label. Hogs are harmless, just like Treeboas, or any other harmless snake, and all can cause that type of problem.

With truly dangerous/venomous snakes, a bite is serious, if venom was injected, its going to cause problems. In Troys case, he only had this one reaction from several bites?????

Once I got a cactus spine in the thumb, and I lost my nail, and almost my finger, worse them two of my hot snake bites(blacktail and banded rock) Consider, I get stuck with cactus on a daily basis, but that only happened once. GOT ME

Once a rainbow boa, bit my friend on the wrist and it almost killed him. ER he went.

But you are right, the new herp keepers needs to understand there is the possibility of danger with all wild animals. hanta virus anyone. Cheers


   

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