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5038RE: [NUTS] Even dead snakes can be deadly

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  • Shel Brabrook
    Aug 10, 2007
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      The old saying that a snake isn't dead until sundown
      is very true. Bury the head to be safe, that also
      keeps the meat bees out of it. I have heard of dogs
      getting bit by the snake after the head was removed.


      --- Warren Harding <warrenh2002@...> wrote:


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      That was a reflex. Many people have made the mistake
      of accidently piercing their skin with dead
      rattlesnake fangs and ending up in the hospital. The
      younger the snake the more poisonous the venom.

      47Dad47



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      From: "geospyder" <geospyder@...>
      Reply-To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
      To:
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      Subject: [NUTS] Even dead snakes can be deadly
      Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 16:28:10 -0700



      PROSSER, Wash. -- Apparently, even a dead snake can
      bite.

      A man said he was bitten by the decapitated head of a
      rattlesnake on his property near Prosser, Wash.

      Danny Anderson and his son saw the 5-foot rattler
      Monday evening while feeding horses.

      They pinned it with a pipe and cut off its head with a
      shovel.

      When Anderson reached down to pick it up, he said, the
      snake head twisted around and bit his index finger.

      In the 10 minutes it took to reach Prosser Memorial
      Hospital, the venom spread through his body and his
      tongue had already started to swell.

      He was treated with shots at the hospital.

      A state Fish and Wildlife Department biologist said
      it's possible the snake had the heat-sensing ability
      to make one last attack -- or it may have been a
      reflex.



      Jim (geospyder)













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