News: Mystery over boy bitten by Inland Taipan

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  1. eipper

    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    I agree Steve, a mate of mine got nailed by a Naja kaouthia through a hexarmor glove. Surely it could of been hook and tailed. Ohh well it's their hands not mine.

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    Eipper
    Those types of gloves are straight out dangerous
    They dont let you feel anything
    Only way to use them is to restrain the snakes head which puts a placid snake into immediate panic mode
    same snaked hooked will usually just drop into a bag
     
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    Lol @ the 45 minute BS..... if he was bitten directly into a vein he wouldn't of made it out the door, yet as mentioned no one has yet succumbed to the inlands bite despite a few keepers being tagged... they might kill the most rodents per drop of venom but in reality they haven't killed the most humans.
     
  5. Leasdraco

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    Aussie elapids are pretty good at controlling the output of venom, sometimes results in a dry bite.they are smart like that,saving their venom for prey.with taipans no two bites put out exactly the same amount of venom so its really hard to guesstimate how long a person has until effects show.
     
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