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#3339442 - 08/28/13 01:53 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: AndyW]
beechnut
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 Originally Posted By: AndyW
 Originally Posted By: R Crabtree
If you are riding with Tonto he'll know what to do.


Depends on where those fang marks are! \:D


What the did the Dr say....Said you gonna die.... \:D \:D
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#3339466 - 08/28/13 02:12 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: BSK]
Eric Kilby
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Eric Kilby

What are some real backwoods tips for getting bit by a snake? What would the proper steps to take?


Really? Instead of taking sound scientifically tested advice, you want antiquated "backwoods" advice?

The best advice, if you want to live, is:

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If a snake bites you:

Remain calm.

Immobilize the bitten arm or leg, and stay as quiet as possible to keep the poison from spreading through your body.

Remove jewelry before you start to swell.

Position yourself, if possible, so that the bite is at or below the level of your heart.

Cleanse the wound, but don't flush it with water, and cover it with a clean, dry dressing.

Apply a splint to reduce movement of the affected area, but keep it loose enough so as not to restrict blood flow.

Don't use a tourniquet or apply ice.

Don't cut the wound or attempt to remove the venom.

Don't drink caffeine or alcohol.

Don't try to capture the snake, but try to remember its color and shape so you can describe it, which will help in your treatment.

Call 911 or seek immediate medical attention, especially if the area changes color, begins to swell or is painful.
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Now if you DON'T want to live, then by all means, take the "backwoods" advice.




What I mean is let's say you are back in the Cherokee mountains where I frequently hunt no cell phone service and your pretty deep in the steep hollers... what steps would you take since your alone and can't walk out on a normal day without your heart pumping and you have no chance at cell phone service.
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#3339471 - 08/28/13 02:16 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: Eric Kilby]
BSK
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 Originally Posted By: Eric Kilby
[What I mean is let's say you are back in the Cherokee mountains where I frequently hunt no cell phone service and your pretty deep in the steep hollers... what steps would you take since your alone and can't walk out on a normal day without your heart pumping and you have no chance at cell phone service.


Walk out as calmly as possible. That's all you can do. Tourniquets, icing, cutting, or anything else you do to the bite site will cause more harm than good. often times you have about 6 hours before the poison is really working in your system.
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#3339534 - 08/28/13 03:11 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
Bites do happen, but 99% of people bitten are messing with the snake when bitten. I like snakes, but I don't mess with hot snakes.


99%? Really? Nope gonna call bull on that. I guess you didn't see my post yesterday of the girl bitten on the finger by a copperhead...got it while weeding her flower garden out. Never saw the snake til after it struck her. She's one of 5 local people I know that have been bitten by copperheads in the past year...none of which were messing with the snakes. In fact, two were walking and just stepped near (not on) the snakes that got them and one was moving wood from his wood pile when he got bit. One was moving an old dog house of his and got it on the hand. So that's 5 I know of that have been bitten and not messing with the snakes prior to being bitten...100% unaware of a snake being anywhere close to them.

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#3339560 - 08/28/13 03:36 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: beechnut]
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 Originally Posted By: beechnut
 Originally Posted By: AndyW
 Originally Posted By: R Crabtree
If you are riding with Tonto he'll know what to do.


Depends on where those fang marks are! \:D


What the did the Dr say....Said you gonna die.... \:D \:D


\:D \:D LOL.
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#3339611 - 08/28/13 04:16 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: preds1]
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Okay, I'm serious here, I read somewhere a very long time ago that by applying an electric shock to the bite area within some short time frame of being bit totally kills the venom. Then I heard it was totally thrown out as wacko science that couldn't be replicated in a lab.

As science has progressed, anyone know if this has been re-tested or is it still a bunch of hogwash?

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#3339614 - 08/28/13 04:17 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Do not cut.
Remain calm
Ice the bite area.
Get to a Hosp. asap

That is about the extent of it. Forget about that cutting an X and sucking the venom out. The sucker is as likely to die as the sukee if he has any cuts opr sores in his mouth or dips. Besides, it does very little good.
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#3339705 - 08/28/13 05:24 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: AndyW]
tickweed
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check your underwear as well
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#3339782 - 08/28/13 06:45 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: preds1]
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 Originally Posted By: preds1
 Originally Posted By: beechnut
 Originally Posted By: AndyW
 Originally Posted By: R Crabtree
If you are riding with Tonto he'll know what to do.


Depends on where those fang marks are! \:D


What the did the Dr say....Said you gonna die.... \:D \:D


\:D \:D LOL.
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#3339820 - 08/28/13 07:37 PM Re: if a snake bites you. [Re: AndyW]
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as the diggin season opens in few days, heres my experience with poisonous snakes in the woods. copperheads are difficult to see but their venom is not as potent as rattlers. just remember the hersheys kiss marks on them to identify. timber rattlers are pertty easy to see in the woods as they will be coiled up most of the day time. the roundness of the coil will be visible from a distance ,remeber the charlie brown t-shirt mark pattern on them. just be alert you wont have any problems. all the diggers around here that i know dont wear gators or nothing, i dont either as it gets in the way. i dont kill any snakes when i encounter them in the woods as i think its bad ju-ju. just be alert and watch your step and youll be fine. im more scared of steppin on yellow jackets nest then snakes
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