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The victim experiences extreme pain at the location of the bite, nausea, sometimes diarrhea. Then the mouth and throat swell, making it difficult to breathe. The victim gets lightheaded, collapses and goes into shock - all within minutes of the strike.
Originally posted by Sublime620
I'm failing to see the alternative (i.e. conspiratorial) side to this article?
Originally posted by space cadet
reply to post by amatrine
Thanks for the post. I have a particular interest in this matter, I cannot take an anti-venom or rabies shot, I am allergic. Found out when I was a wee kid , I was bitten by a bat in the daytime, unable to locate the bat , and assuming an aggressive bat in the day may be rabid, I was given the first of the rabies series shots and almost died from the serum. I used to carry and epi shot, in the last few years I have not bothered. But in addition to rabies, the anti-venom contains the same type of serum and I cannot take it, lo and behold I have not only been bitten 2 times, I was trapped in a store one day by a large cottonmouth , ready to strike me. ( I still get the willies when I think about that!) Anyway, not much I can do about it, but , I will be on the lookout, and not place myself in any known rattler locations! LOL!