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Re: I'm exhausted NOW Copperheads


Is that all the bigger they get?   Well, I guess that was an adult one
that got the Anne Boleyn treatment here a month or so back.   Hmmm.


On 7/12/05, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
> While few humans die from being bitten by copperheads, I would imagine an
> untreated bite would be fatal for a dog.  I did a lot of research on
> copperheads when I realized there were lots of them in the nursery where I
> was working.  Apparently they have a perfectly formed poison delivery system
> when they hatch, and, while not deadly, a bite from a baby one can be
> excrutiatingly painful.  The only reason the bite of an adult is not fatal
> is that the snakes only grow up to 2-1/2 feet long.  I'm sure this is more
> than you ever wanted to know.  Bonnie H. was so right in saying a big black
> snake would take care of the problem.  King snakes eat copperheads and are
> highly valued by those people who actually know what they are.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm exhausted
> 
> 
> >> Thanks Eva. She seems OK this morning although the swelling is still
> >> there.
> >> Here neck area is the worst. It's like the fluid is stuck there. She's
> >> breathing OK though and I just gave her more benadryl so I'm going to go
> >> to
> >> work. I think she should be OK. My Vet is convinced the antivenom saved
> >> her. I'm just glad she's OK.
> >
> > Andrea,
> >
> >   That's wonderful news!  Thank goodness it was a species of snake that
> >   doesn't have particularly powerful venom.
> >
> >   Is there a limit on how often the antivenin can be administered?  I've
> >   heard stories about certain antivenins that can only be used once in
> >   a patient's lifetime, but I'm guessing that isn't the case with
> >   copperheads.
> >
> >   Anyhow, I'm glad to hear that things are looking better.  And good deal
> >   on your hair, too!  I'm just waiting for you to send a pic to Donna
> >   for us to laugh at.  ;)
> >
> > Chris
> >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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