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Old 08-25-2011, 11:39 AM   #41
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Last year I met a guy in rehab who had been bit by a rattler in his yard near Walnut Hill. He was 3 months past the bite date and was still walking with a cane (and still doing rehab). He still had no feeling on the top of his foot. Shortly after being bit he called 911 and they told him to come to the hospital right away. Then he told 911 he was starting to have trouble breathing. They life flighted to Sacred Heart. He told me Dr. House doesn't know how to walk with a cane.

Made me want to dig out my snake boots.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:34 PM   #42
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Do the dogs ever come back after he treats them for a snake bite? Just wondering....

My baby Gator got bit on the muzzle by a copperhead....He was pumped full of antibiotics/fluids fer a day....He was fine, swelled up his head a bit. They told me it would be $2500.00 if he needed anti-venom. Ifin it was going to be $2500.00, euthanasia would have been the route!!!
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Cottonmouths turn darker as they get older. The younger ones pattern stands out more resembling the copperhead. Older ones sometimes can look almost black. The pattern can barely be seen on some of the older ones.
Cottonmouths don't necessarily get darker as they get older. Their color is much more determined by their environment. I shot a young one in a swamp last summer - 5 ft from my lab - that was a flat, dark brown. It still had a pattern on it's belly, but the top had no markings at all. The lightest colored ones I've seen have been in or near very clear water lakes. In any case, the one in these pics is definitely the lightest colored cottonmouth I've ever seen, and I've seen too many.

As has been stated, of the two, better to be bitten by the Copperhead. It has the least toxic venom of all of our poisonous snakes.
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