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FrankR

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In Florida, most of our hospitals haven't carried coral snake venom for years. It's too expensive and has a short shelf life.  Our doctor told us if you get bit, you're in deep doo doo. 
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Alabama father-of-two, 52, dies after being bitten by a copperhead snake while walking his puppy outside his lakeside home

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Oliver Baker, 52, died at an Alabama hospital on Monday. Baker and his family were at their home on Smith Lake on Friday when he was bitten by a copperhead snake (seen in the stock image).

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Boy, the snake stories are always very popular!
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Why Snakebites Are About to Get a Lot More Deadly

                                                       

Coralsnake The cure for bites from North American coral snakes is about to disappear. Find out why an unprofitable antivenom may end up costing lives.

As venomous snakes go, the coral snake is a clumsy biter. Unlike pit vipers such as rattlesnakes and cottonmouths, which have gruesomely efficient fangs that articulate forward during a strike and inject venom like hypodermic needles, the brightly colored coral snake has small, rear-facing fangs that guide venom into a wound. This process doesn't always work well — experts estimate that 25 percent of coral snake envenomations are dry bites — which is perhaps why the coral is so unaggressive. The snake is found throughout Florida, as well as in parts of Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and Arizona, but there are generally only about 100 or so bites each year.

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