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Posted by: wohlerswi at Tue Aug 13 08:45:40 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by wohlerswi ]  
   

We all know the potential of a hognose bite. Wouldnt the far better test, to determine if they are venomous, be to cover your entire body in toad juice and let EVERYONE OF YOUR HOGS bite your ass lol. Now I really do wonder the potential outcome of this. Venom would imply that even if it is harmless in one bite, a far heavier dose would imply a far worse reaction. Im willing to bet at worse your entire body will swell up (might not be a bad thing for some parts of the body lol), or you will just have a punch of leaky puncture wounds to report about.

I have been bit by hogs, a couple of southern copperheads, a pecos copperhead, and a timber rattler in my field studies. All of my bites were dry except the pecos copperhead and one of the southerns. While I did go to the hospital (unlike Frank lol) I didnt need to apparently because all they did was keep a close eye on me until my body pushed out the toxins on its own (granted it was only a couple copperhead bites which generally arnt considered fatal, I cant say I would be in the same position if I would have been envenomated by the timber).

Remember everyones bodies react differently to EVERY foreign substance that enter the host. Like Frank said about the parakeet. I have actually never had a parrot bite (use to work in a large pet store that specialized in birds) that didnt swell up and get nasty and infected, granted not like troys hand, but I regularly get bit my nonvenomous snakes and have zero reaction. Damn birds.

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