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Posted by: FR at Mon Aug 26 10:06:26 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

I agree with John Q here. This is a game of words. And worse, words that are not exacting or taken in their exact meaning.

Harmless is a cover word, its based on results, not difinitions below that. Are the bites harmful or not. Also, localized swelling with no loss of tissue etc, is not harmful. Compared to massive swelling and systematic reactions with loss of tissue and possible life.

Take a bite from a twenty foot python, the snake is harmless venom wise, but the bite is not harmless and will result in far more damage then many venomous bites.

The reality is, many non venous snake bites, boas or colubrids, can result in swelling, but normally not serious. Hogs maybe a little higher on that scale, and it may be due to those large teeth, allowing saliva to penetrate deeper or the makeup of that saliva. Which then can be considered toxic(causes harm) or venom. The truth is, take your pick. In the end, a hog bite is no lep bite or any other crot bite.

A hog bite fits in with many other rear fanged bites, but not serious like some. Cheers


   

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