Do not try to kill/catch the snake. Do not pick up dead snakes. Do not use a tourniquet. Do not put ice on the wound. Do not drink alcohol.
If bitten DO THIS:
Stay calm. Remove all jewelry. Splint area of bite. Mark area of swelling and note time (do this every 10/15 min.). Get medical treatment.
Write these numbers down. non-urgent -786-331-4454 urgent - 786-336-6600
Remember CORAL SNAKES: "Red Touch Yellow Kills a Fellow, Red Touch Black Friend of Jack."
If you forget the rhythm, think of a Traffic Light. "Red and Yellow Kill a Fellow..."
10%-20% of venomous snake bites are dry-bites every year. What does that tell you? Chances are the venomous snake bite is not good and medical treatment is needed immediately (80% to 90% have venom injected).
Venomous Bites: Approximately 200 venomous bites in Florida per year. 8,000 in the USA. 100,000 fatalities every year in the world.
Knowledge is Power and Power is Knowledge!