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Re: Spring is here and the Rattlesnakes are out!

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May 09, 2010 02:55PM
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Paul P.
A guy got bit by a baby rattler about a month ago at Blacks Beach. I was running on the beach at the time and saw this guy limping badly.Him and his friend didn't have a phone, so I called 911 and the ambulance met them at Torrey Pines Park and took him to Emergency. He ended up being OK, but the doctor said it was close.

The venom of a baby rattlesnake is nearly the same as a full grown rattlesnake. The reason it seems more "toxic" is because they can't control the amount of venom they pump out, the way an adult snake can. The baby snake injects all of its venom which may be much more than the adult snake would inject into a victim. All rattlesnakes have hemotoxin and neurotoxin included in their venim. Baby rattlesnakes, however, contains mostly neurotixin, and little hemotin. It's the neurotoxin that can be fatal. Hemotoxin is used to break down tissue, and aids the snake in in the digestive process.
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