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(Sun Sentinel)   Man describes "pounding sensation" he felt after being bitten by a poisonous snake, admits the experience left him quite rattled   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 29
    More: Florida, Ryan Toogood, Big Cypress National Preserve  
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2014-04-17 12:25:30 AM  
I sort of like the idea that there is a snake out there that got me good

Too good.
 
2014-04-17 01:19:49 AM  
ftfv "I can't really imagine pain getting much worse,"

You know how I know you don't have an ex wife?
 
2014-04-17 02:10:11 AM  
That's the blood coagulating in your body, bro.

Check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WvnjCkLbvY

NSF the squeamish
 
2014-04-17 02:30:16 AM  
Toogood, a New Jersey native who studied law at the University of Miami

I sort of like the idea that there is a snake out there that got me good


Obviously he is yet to get his first case.
 
2014-04-17 05:22:13 AM  
Let me tell you about my pounding snake....
 
2014-04-17 05:24:30 AM  
Venomous, not poisonous.
 
2014-04-17 05:57:06 AM  
Props to TFA for saying antivenin and not antivenom.
 
2014-04-17 06:03:48 AM  
after being bitten by a poisonous snake

Least he did not bite the poisonous snake, or he would've been in serious danger.

and that was all the opening a poisonous water moccasin needed to bite the side of his right big toe.

Again, fortunate he did not take the opening to eat the poisonous snake and only suffered a couple small punctures.

The Venom Response Unit responds to about 20 to 30 poisonous snakebite calls each year

Why would the Venom Response Unit respond to bites by poisonous snakes? Respond to ingestion of poisonous snakes? Of course, but as far as I know there are only a couple in the world with both the resistance to toxins and toxic diet, which Florida lacks the latter.

Not sure more why folks do not use 'venom' and 'venomous' since everyone understands those words as well as 'poison' and 'poisonous'...
 
2014-04-17 06:21:56 AM  
It wasn't the snake, it's tax time. The pounding you felt was the government breaking it off in your ass..
 
2014-04-17 06:25:12 AM  
I bet aubby's mom can describe a pounding sensation or two.
 
2014-04-17 06:32:45 AM  
Toogood was treated with several doses of antivenin during his hospital stay.

Stay tuned next week for: Toogood shocked when he's charged $70,000 per dose.
 
2014-04-17 06:38:18 AM  

Vangor: after being bitten by a poisonous snake

Least he did not bite the poisonous snake, or he would've been in serious danger.

and that was all the opening a poisonous water moccasin needed to bite the side of his right big toe.

Again, fortunate he did not take the opening to eat the poisonous snake and only suffered a couple small punctures.

The Venom Response Unit responds to about 20 to 30 poisonous snakebite calls each year

Why would the Venom Response Unit respond to bites by poisonous snakes? Respond to ingestion of poisonous snakes? Of course, but as far as I know there are only a couple in the world with both the resistance to toxins and toxic diet, which Florida lacks the latter.

Not sure more why folks do not use 'venom' and 'venomous' since everyone understands those words as well as 'poison' and 'poisonous'...



Although I use it the way you do, venom is a subset of poison and "poisonous" is often used to include "venomous" (nor is that a recent phenomenon). I don't see much to be gained by insisting on the distinction, let alone turning the pedantry to 11. There is no danger of the headline causing genuine confusion.
 
2014-04-17 06:47:06 AM  
If it bites you and you die, it's venomous.
If you bit it and you die, it's poisonous.
 
2014-04-17 07:01:41 AM  

lyndsayj: Venomous, not poisonous.


Came here to say this.
 
2014-04-17 07:03:54 AM  
Did he feel like he was maintaining?
 
2014-04-17 07:17:27 AM  
Well I guess we've all been schooled in the definition of pedantry today.
 
2014-04-17 07:20:41 AM  

Madcaplaff: Well I guess we've all been schooled in the definition of pedantry today.


Welcome to Fark.

I side with the pedants.   356th Motorized Fark Pedant Brigade represent!
 
2014-04-17 07:29:54 AM  

Ghryswald: If it bites you and you die, it's venomous.
If you bit it and you die, it's poisonous.


If it bites you, and it dies, you're Chuck Norris.
 
2014-04-17 07:41:38 AM  
Speaking of pedantry, has anybody pointed out to subby that a cottonmouth is not a rattlesnake?
 
2014-04-17 07:44:49 AM  
Same guy as the story from earlier this week?
http://www.fark.com/comments/8219026/PRO-TIP-If-you-are-standing-aro un d-watching-an-alligator-in-a-place-called-Alligator-Alley-you-should-b e-very-aware-know-that-its-not-just-alligators-that-hang-out-there

/not really a dupe.  First story pretty much said some guy got bit by a snake.  This one is much better.
 
2014-04-17 07:44:50 AM  

Vangor: after being bitten by a poisonous snake

Least he did not bite the poisonous snake, or he would've been in serious danger.

and that was all the opening a poisonous water moccasin needed to bite the side of his right big toe.

Again, fortunate he did not take the opening to eat the poisonous snake and only suffered a couple small punctures.

The Venom Response Unit responds to about 20 to 30 poisonous snakebite calls each year

Why would the Venom Response Unit respond to bites by poisonous snakes? Respond to ingestion of poisonous snakes? Of course, but as far as I know there are only a couple in the world with both the resistance to toxins and toxic diet, which Florida lacks the latter.

Not sure more why folks do not use 'venom' and 'venomous' since everyone understands those words as well as 'poison' and 'poisonous'...


probably the same reason most people say bears "hibernate".
 
2014-04-17 07:54:39 AM  
You should all be ashamed of all this talk of snakes and a good pounding.
 
2014-04-17 08:27:32 AM  
Am I the only one who got oddly aroused by that headline?
 
2014-04-17 08:56:24 AM  

lyndsayj: Venomous, not poisonous.


Thank you.
 
2014-04-17 09:04:02 AM  

mike_d85: I bet aubby's mom can describe a pounding sensation or two.


This.  Why did it talke so long.
 
2014-04-17 09:46:42 AM  

Madcaplaff: Well I guess we've all been schooled in the definition of pedantry today.


The English Majors have to find some way to use their degree.
 
2014-04-17 12:26:40 PM  

CarnySaur: Madcaplaff: Well I guess we've all been schooled in the definition of pedantry today.

The English Majors have to find some way to use their degree.


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What an English Major might look like.
 
2014-04-17 02:31:21 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Speaking of pedantry, has anybody pointed out to subby that a cottonmouth is not a rattlesnake?


Nor are they usually deadly. Most people will survive a cottonmouth bite even without anti-venin. I think this guy had a remarkably good attitude. He remained calm and had the presence of mind to photograph the snake, which is a big help in the ER. He could have been a major attention whore, but he chose to chalk it up to he was on the snake's turf and the snake was behaving the way it is supposed to behave.
 
2014-04-17 06:45:54 PM  

dittybopper: CarnySaur: Madcaplaff: Well I guess we've all been schooled in the definition of pedantry today.

The English Majors have to find some way to use their degree.

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What an English Major might look like.


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