ALWAYS REMEMBER: TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT. No 2 people react the same to a venomous snake bite. You could have an hour, more or you could have minutes. Don't Delay, Treatment is a matter of LIFE or DEATH!
Venomous: If a Pit Viper (rattle snake, cotton mouth / water moccasin, copper head. etc....) bites a camper the venom injected is Hemo-Toxin (travels through the blood and attacks major organs/tissue).
Keep the victim: calm and sitting.
Take off any jewelry (you may begin to swell and jewelry can act as a
Apply pressure directly on the bite area if a
coral/cobra snake bites you and wrap until you get to a medical person.
Pit vipers: DO NOT WRAP!
IF YOU ARE BITTEN: While on your way to medical treatment call Venom-1, Dade County Fire Rescue. Have the Dr. call him. They have the ability to have anti-venom in the air and on the way to you within an hour anywhere in the WORLD. Venom-1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Write these numbers down. non-urgent -786-331-4454 urgent - 786-336-6600
NOTE: some of these symptoms will occur in non-venomous bites too or wounds, don't "freak" out! There is a possibility that the bite is a Dry-Bite (meaning the venom did not enter the victim). You don't take a chance let the professionals deal with it. "When in doubt have a doctor check it out!"
If a Coral Snake bites, the venom injected is Nero-Toxin (travels through the blood and attacks the nervous system).
Types of Venom Toxins: Hemotoxin, Neurotoxin, Cardiotoxin, Myotoxin and Cytotoxin
Non-Venomous: If a non-venomous snake bites you or your child take these steps:
Water -Snakes: Florida Water, Banded Water, Painted Water, Garter Snake. Queen Snake, etc.... are all water snakes.
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