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    Snakebite First Aid:

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/...s/art-20056681

    "Most North American snakes aren't dangerous to humans. Some exceptions include the rattlesnake, coral snake, water moccasin and copperhead. Their bites can be life-threatening.
    If you are bitten by a venomous snake, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately, especially if the area changes color, begins to swell or is painful. Many hospitals stock antivenom drugs, which may help you.
    If possible, take these steps while waiting for medical help:
    • Remain calm and move beyond the snake's striking distance.
    • Remove jewelry and tight clothing before you start to swell.
    • Position yourself, if possible, so that the bite is at or below the level of your heart.
    • Clean the wound, but don't flush it with water. Cover it with a clean, dry dressing.
    Caution


    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, which could speed the rate at which your body absorbs venom.

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


    Venomous snakes in North America



    Of the venomous snakes found in North America, all but the coral snake have slit-like eyes and are known as pit vipers. Their heads are triangular, with a depression (pit) midway between the eye and nostril on either side of the head.
    Other characteristics are unique to certain venomous snakes:
    • Rattlesnakes rattle by shaking the rings at the end of their tails.
    • Water moccasins' mouths have a white, cottony lining.
    • Coral snakes have red, yellow and black rings along the length of their bodies."
    "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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    "Red touch yellow, kill a fellow"

    "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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      #3
      "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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        #4
        Also to note, but that if you are in a area and notice a king snake cruising around, pay attention to the direction it is going since they way it is coming from should be fairly clear of any rattlesnakes or other snakes for that matter. Since kings love eating, well, other snakes. Last time I a went to a very rattler infested area to do a bit of prospecting I remember taking a break and sitting in the shade on a boulder, thinking to myself what a mystery it was that I had not seen a single rattler that day. ( Most of the time I can see at least half a dozen) A little rustle in the leaves then told me why, it was a 4ft King Snake, a grandaddy right there.


        California King





        Arizona King aka Scarlet King ( Notice that the red never touches the yellow/ white)



        Black King


        These are a few of the King Snakes a person might see. There are others so check your area.
        ~" If you suck ass long enough, pretty soon you start choking on shit."~

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          #5
          All venomous snakes except for coral snakes have a vertically slit pupil, like a cat.

          If at any point you are in doubt about grabbing a snake or if the snake is dangerous, get close to the head of the snake and attempt to observe the pupil. If the pupil is round the snake is safe to handle or be around homes. If the pupil is unobservable because you just got bit, you were probably too close to a snake with a slit pupil. At which point is it now safe to panic.

          Technical expertise provided by the guidance of master herpetologist Harold "One Eye" Henderson
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            #6
            Having a snake bite kit is handy. The ones with the syringe for sucking the venom out.

            Venom comes in a couple of varieties; hemotoxin and neurotoxin. One breaks down and digests tissue whereas the other works by attacking the nervous system. Some snakes have both types. If you're bit it could really help if you know what you're up against.

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              #7
              The best part about a snake bite kit is that is gives the EMT a chuckle when they recover the body.
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                #8
                Yea I have heard the snake bite kits are bullshit.

                My snake bite kit is my shot shells. I fucking hate snakes. I don't give a shit if they are poisonous or not. If I see one they die. The fuckers.
                A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!


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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Tactical Knightmare View Post
                  Also to note, but that if you are in a area and notice a king snake cruising around, pay attention to the direction it is going since they way it is coming from should be fairly clear of any rattlesnakes or other snakes for that matter. Since kings love eating, well, other snakes. Last time I a went to a very rattler infested area to do a bit of prospecting I remember taking a break and sitting in the shade on a boulder, thinking to myself what a mystery it was that I had not seen a single rattler that day. ( Most of the time I can see at least half a dozen) A little rustle in the leaves then told me why, it was a 4ft King Snake, a grandaddy right there.


                  California King





                  Arizona King aka Scarlet King ( Notice that the red never touches the yellow/ white)



                  Black King


                  These are a few of the King Snakes a person might see. There are others so check your area.
                  Prospecting? You mean looking for gold?

                  I've always wanted to do that! Start a thread and tell us about it.
                  A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!


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                    #10
                    SSSSSSSS
                    "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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                      #11
                      Oh silly guy, everyone knows to suck out the poison.

                      But seriously, there is not as many venomous snakes as there is non venomous snakes. Get to know your snakes if you're going to trek snake territory. The same way you need to look for bears if you're in bear territory. Knowledge is your friend.

                      Oh, and wear snake boots. Most bites occur in the leg.

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                        #12
                        Getting bit by a non venomous snake can be dangerous also. Snake bites are very susceptible to infection. And during SHTF an infection could be a death sentence.
                        https://csagovernment.org/index.html

                        http://deovindice.org/

                        http://dixienet.org/

                        http://leagueofthesouth.com/

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by dudeman View Post
                          Getting bit by a non venomous snake can be dangerous also. Snake bites are very susceptible to infection. And during SHTF an infection could be a death sentence.
                          I was out mudding Wednesday, and got stung on my left ass cheek. My buddy (a paramedic) was there, and I told him I am allergic to stings. he said "Bad news man... you gonna die."

                          Now I have the flu. Maybe the Zika virus?
                          Let’s Go Brandon!!!!!

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                            #14
                            Was it a mosquito bite? If it wasn't its not zika virus.
                            https://csagovernment.org/index.html

                            http://deovindice.org/

                            http://dixienet.org/

                            http://leagueofthesouth.com/

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dudeman View Post
                              Was it a mosquito bite? If it wasn't its not zika virus.
                              It was a sting. didnt see it, but figure a wasp flew up my pants leg. hurt like a motherfff*cker!
                              Let’s Go Brandon!!!!!

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