Snouted /moz sitter?

Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby fatman » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:45 pm

Confirm this as a snouted cobra please.
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby Bernice » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:38 pm

Nope... Mozambique spitting cobra... a rather deceased one by the look of it...
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby reptile » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:03 am

Yup, Mozambique Spitting Cobra
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby fatman » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:09 pm

Interesting: elderly gentleman stepped out his front door and onto this snake. It promptly delivered a bite to the dorsum of his fiit, then sought refuge in the house. Symptoms were moderate to severe swelling, excruciating burning pain, vomiting immediately after the bite. No blistering, no necrosis. "Prophylactic fasciotomy" done, swelling began to subside and patient was discharged on day 5. Remained severe. Interesting in that it seemed only one fang penetrated, the other only scratched. From the puncture site, a slow trickle of blood for about 2 days suggesting a local coagulopathy. Perhaps this was only a mild envenomation.
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby Bernice » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:17 pm

He sounds lucky!
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby fatman » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:31 pm

Large specimen, about 1.2m brought to hospital for identification
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Re: Snouted /moz spitter ?

Postby fatman » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:36 pm

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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby nyami » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:24 pm

"Prophylactic fasciotomy" ?
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby Bernice » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:55 pm

@ Nyami: My reaction aswell...
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby Bushviper » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:59 am

Well that was better than a prophylactic amputation. Where do they find these doctors. If he pulled through with zero antivenom how bad could the swelling have been and what did the fasciotomy help?

Is there any chance that we could get photos or more details of the treatment?
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Re: Snouted /moz sitter?

Postby MrG » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:10 pm

Was this in Botswana?
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