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swelling, local pain, nausea and vomiting, blood blisters, bruising, blood in the vomit and urine, intestinal bleeding, kidney failure, hemorrhage in the brain and severe necrosis of muscular tissue.
originally posted by: ridgerunner
Read about that island years ago.there used to be a lighthouse there,but everyone who tried to live there died.Snakes are not the only deadly residents,there are also Brazilian wandering spiders there.I`m not very scared of snakes or spiders,but that's a place wouldn`t want to go.
A chemical analysis of golden lancehead venom suggests that the snake is much more dangerous than its continental cousins: golden lancehead viper venom is faster acting and more powerful — perhaps five times more powerful.
originally posted by: blend57
I was reading that the golden lancehead venom on the island is 5 times more powerful than on the continent. Which is interesting that there would be such a huge difference between the two.. although they do not state why.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
If I were to take a guess I would say that it is stronger due to the snakes living on an island and needing their prey to drop dead immediately instead of having a chance to fly off and do it elsewhere. Snakes with the strongest venom reproduced and now you have a resort island of legends.