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(Some Guy)   Ever wonder what to do if a King Cobra bit you? Well, other than the screaming and dying part   (grunge.com) divider line
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2022-05-20 2:12:26 PM  
Mostly those things
 
2022-05-20 3:46:38 PM  
I got to that part trying to navigate that site.
 
2022-05-20 3:55:03 PM  
A snake is less likely to waste precious venom on an idiot it cant eat.

But a young snake may not know this and give you the full monty
 
2022-05-20 3:58:55 PM  
"So what do we do if we get bitten by something deadly?' I asked.
He looked at me as if I were stupid.
'You die, of course. That's what deadly means."
― Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See
 
2022-05-20 4:06:54 PM  
Where'd he bite you?

"Oh, looks like you gonna die."
 
2022-05-20 4:09:01 PM  
Oh, HELL NO!!

King Cobra, The Best Pet Snake? The Most DANGEROUS Day Of My Life!
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2022-05-20 4:19:22 PM  
deadly indeed

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/daaayyymmmm
 
2022-05-20 4:22:58 PM  
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2022-05-20 4:51:58 PM  

FrancoFile: [i.imgflip.com image 582x428]


Fun fact: Mongooses (-geese?) are also found in Hawaii. They were introduced. To control the non-venemous snakes introduced by shipments from Japan. Hopefully the gorillas will freeze to death in the winter.
 
2022-05-20 4:54:25 PM  

Flowery Twats: FrancoFile: [i.imgflip.com image 582x428]

Fun fact: Mongooses (-geese?) are also found in Hawaii. They were introduced. To control the non-venemous snakes introduced by shipments from Japan. Hopefully the gorillas will freeze to death in the winter.


Oops - not snakes, but rats in the (former) sugar cane plantations.
 
2022-05-20 6:52:43 PM  
I'd post that picture of it lunging for me just as quick as I could.  I'm going to die viral!
 
2022-05-20 10:24:32 PM  
Not sure if posting a Colt King Cobra photo would be allowed.  Definitely fits with the screaming (briefly) and dying thing.
 
2022-05-20 10:49:17 PM  

Linux_Yes: A snake is less likely to waste precious venom on an idiot it cant eat.

But a young snake may not know this and give you the full monty


I was discussing this last week with one of my colleagues who trained in India in an area that had frequent snakebites to the point that most ICU beds were filled with snakebite patients. They use an antivenin that covers four common snake species but does not cover king cobra bites because those patients don't make it to the hospital.
 
2022-05-20 10:56:25 PM  
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2022-05-21 8:04:22 AM  
Cobras ain't shiat. Overhyped and mythical anecdotes aside:

King Cobra (hemo/neurotoxin hybrid sodium-ion interferon protease inhibitor)
1.09mg/kg - LD-50 IV.

Latrodectus (widow spiders - LTX (more in slashies):
.00000043/kg - LD-50 IV.

Blue-Ringed Octopus (tetrodotoxin):
.001mg/kg

Fentanyl:
9.3mg/kg

/Formerly known as "alpha-Latrotoxin", LTX-a is now considered, widely, to be something unique on Earth: the venom itself is a semi-living inorganic compound with a chemical process for maintaining stability and virulence without cellular division or regeneration.

Tl;DR - black widow venom may be a living thing, under biological definition.
 
2022-05-21 9:43:21 AM  
Chuck Norris was once bitten by a cobra. After 3 days of agonizing pain, the snake died.
 
2022-05-21 9:50:51 AM  
"Fortunately for most of us, the chances of meeting a king cobra in the wild are pretty slim. They live mainly in India, Southeast Asia, and parts of China"

Good thing most of the world's population doesn't live in these places...
 
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