Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rattlesnake Bite

Country music star Kevin Fowler has shared gruesome pictures of a friend's snakebite injuries. In one photo, a huge, grey blister has formed that almost covers the man's entire palm and half of his fingers. A second picture shows the bloody aftermath of the blister being popped, with pus oozing out of the wound.

Rattlesnake bites aren't fatal if treated quickly and effectively but they can cause nasty injuries. An estimated 7-8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes every year in the USA, with about five deaths occurring each year. If an antidote is given within two hours of the bite, there's a 99% chance of survival - most deaths occur between six and 48 hours of the bite.

Other snakebite posts here, here and here

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