"Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

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"Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

Postby Snake Charmer » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:42 pm

Have you seen this (forum mentioned in article)?

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... m-20130111
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Re: "Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

Postby Cytotoxin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:00 pm

Glad the guy is doing ok, and very happy we have this forum. Knowledge is power...
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Re: "Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

Postby WW » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:14 pm

""a deep, closed-out valley at 2 300m altitude." - does that sound like likely puff adder habitat? Or might this have been a berg adder bite?
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Re: "Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

Postby Bushviper » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:24 am

WW without symptoms it will be impossible to tell.

If anyone can get more information we would really appreciate it. Symptoms and the treatment would go a long way to solving this question.
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Re: "Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

Postby Whitelipp » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:24 pm

That is why the quality of posts on this forum is so important, because its being referenced too.
But more info on the bite would help. It seems to me that it wasnt a very bad bite!
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Re: "Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim"

Postby coral snake » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:08 pm

He is 57 years old,surely there would be worse symptoms? But then again he was 2300m up,proving that he is fit and healthy. More info would be much appreciated.
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