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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
This is kind of weird, so I thought I'd post it to see if anyone has any info.
About 3 years ago I got bitten by a pretty large bull snake. I scoped him out in the chicken coop under one of the feeders, probably hanging out looking for lunch on a mouse (or a free egg or five). After confirming it wasn't a rattler (they look very similar) I decided to relocate him because he was freaking the chickens out (they were all plastered against the opposite wall). I'm pretty quick, but when I grabbed him he'd moved just enough where I only got a hold on him about a foot behind his head (oops). As I pulled him out he struck me on my right arm about 2" above my glove.
Bull snakes are not poisonous, but they will bite and they can chomp ya' pretty good too. He chomped on me hard enough to leave a pretty good mark. Anyway, I relocated the ungrateful fella to another prime hunting spot over by the garage. Went inside and swabbed the bite site down with some rubbing alcohol and went about my business. It took a while to heal (most snake bites do), but it did eventually.
Anyway, fast forward 3 years, and I notice what looks like a welt on my arm, like a bug bite, and it itches big time. For about two weeks this thing is itchy as heck. I get to thinking about it and remember this is about the same spot the snake bit me. It just so happened I had a picture of that day, my wife had snapped a picture of me holding this giant bull snake before I turned him loose. Sure enough, the itchy spot is the exact same spot where the bite was.
Is this just some weird coincidence or could there be some relationship? Seems weird it would take 3 years for some sort of an allergic reaction (or something) to show up. Any ideas?
Good point, I had glass come out of a wound maybe 4 years after the injury, I began to feel it and eventually dug it out with a craft knife.
originally posted by: Meldionne1
...Maybe it had a piece of an egg shell on its teeth when it bit you and forced the shell deep into you. ...Just like a car accident victims with glass pieces that get embedded deep in their body ... The glass will take awhile , years , to work its way out