Keeper Bitten By Adder (Vic)

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  1. RedEyeGirl

    RedEyeGirl Very Well-Known Member

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    ouch..........poor guy.....but still wat if he was being stupid
     
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    Well there go's any hope of getting a snake for xmas ,, thanks a lot mate, just what the wife needed to read b4 she said yes , . Hope ya get better
    Posted by: steve of kinglake 11:19am today
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    LOL, was he going to get a elapid for his first snake was he? What a massive tool!
     
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    I love the career clawing biochemist :?
     
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    hmm, certainly doesn't look too bothered by all the media attention!!
     
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    oh glad hes ok, i thought it was someone else bitten
     
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    I've always had the impression that Adders have a reputation for biting keepers, is this true?



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    Any snake will bite there owner under the right circumstances xycom. I just watched the channel 7 news on him, and i now know how to pronounce Sdaji.
     
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    Any animal is capable of a bite, not just snakes. Its interesting that snake keepers can be given such a hard time about it, yet when a dog bites its owner it is all the dogs fault. I put both down to human error, animals are fine until humans attempt to touch them!
     
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    Anaphylactic shock - an allergic reaction. While serious it can also be caused by peanuts, bees etc etc - anything your immune system severely overreacts to.
     
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    adders while probably being one of the 'safest' elapids to keep but can unfortunately be very deceptive as well. Most other elapids (blacks, tigers etc) you only need to walk past their cage and you can tell in an instant if they are in the mood to bite. They usually give you plenty of warning and bluff before they actually bite. Adders on the other hand will just sit there and do nothing, day in and day out without moving a muscle. Most times you can clean the cage, change the water etc and the snake won't move but then one day the thing will explode from where it's lying trying to bite anything that moves. With adders it's nearly always a feeding response but it's so easy to get lulled into a false sense of security with them. Lucky for Sadji the bite appears to be very minor and a good lesson learnt. I've been keeping the things for almost 20 years and know full well what they are capable of and how fast they can move.
     
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    I think it was mentioned earlier but people still get in a car every day, isn't that also a risky passtime.
    Sharks always seem to get a bad rap aswell when there's an incident.

    How common is anaphylatcic shock or an allergic reaction from snake bite? A dude died last year from a Little whip snake bite.


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    get well soon JD, some of us are rooting for ya
     
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    If I remember my third year genetics lessons correctly severe allergic reactions are more likely to occur after a previous exposure. Certainly one of that speed requires it - needs time for the antibodies to be produced. When there is previous exposure the antibodies will be there and ready to go.
     
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    dido snakehandler I often hear people talkin up themselves and saying good handlers shouldn't get bitten but its human nature to create errors, I've personally been bitten by one of my dogs and it was neglect on my part that caused the bite not that the dog is vicious and intentially wanted to hurt me, I think as a good handler of either animal reading the patterns and thinking about whats going on is the most important thing and even if you do get bitten get back on that horse.
     
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    When keeping and working with vens we all know the dangers, we accept that we may get bitten and try to remind ourselves every day that errors are made and to keep yourself on the ball. No-one wants to get bitten but it is a reality.
     
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    Wow I only just heard tonight (friday) at dinner with friends. Those friends who i have mentioned sdaji's name to said "Did you see on the news that a guy called Sdaji was bitten by a death adder last night.... Well i just dropped my prawn in my lap sauce and all, did the quick oh my god please tell me the rest of the story. So Sdaji glad your ok and lets just hope that the media doesnt play around with that any more than they have for all our sakes. lol you know what i mean .
     
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    Just watched the vid of the interview, glad you have a sense of humor about it mate! Hopefully the haters will see that even though you got bit you clearly still love 'em! Oh yeh, and keep your meaty bits away from the poisonous bitey bits!!
     
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    Now I'm furious.
    From the same page I linked to earlier:
    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/comments/0,22023,23856805-661,00.html

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    And this one is a beauty too
     
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    Can anybody tell me how the media was alerted to the event. Softly softly might have been more prudent without the interview if avoiding negative coverage was a concern.
    I know of another keeper who was bitten by one of his tigers back in February. ended up in hospital etc. but nobody on this forum knew about it and the media sure as hell didn't. Has to be the prefered option I think.
     
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    i see everything is ok, hope all is well sdaji, look forward to hearing the storey from the horses mouth
     
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