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Man Dies After Being Bitten By Timber Rattlesnake Twice While Attempting To Move It

An attempt to move a timber rattler out of harm’s way ended with an Oklahoma man dying. 57-year-old Barry Lester died after getting bitten by a rattlesnake twice while moving it. He was on his way to Keystone Lake with his wife for a trip for his birthday. Lester sustained bites on each hand while …

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Komodo Dragon Venom And It’s Effect On Human Blood Make Them Even More Terrifying

Komodo dragons. They’re crazy fast and insanely dedicated to watching prey suffer a slow, terrible death. It turns out their venom also makes it impossible for a person’s blood to clot if they’re ever bitten. Once bitten, their venom basically makes anything unfortunate enough to have it coursing through their veins bleed out. Sounds awful …

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VIDEO: Snake Venom Basically Turns Your Blood into Jell-O

As far as venomous snakes are concerned, none of them produce particularly pleasant effects once they bite their victims. We all know different snake venom is deadly for different reasons, but seeing exactly what this particular snakes venom does to blood is terrifying. This clip from an older BBC special shows a Russell’s viper being milked …

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VIDEO: Komodo Dragons Hunt a Buffalo and Show Their Deadly Persistence

Komodo dragons may not be the fastest hunters in the world, but what they lack in efficiency they make up for in their insane level of patience. In this case, one Komodo dragon slowly stalks and eventually bites a buffalo on the back ankle, but that’s all it takes. Once they bite something their mixture …

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VIDEO: Gaboon Viper Ambushes a Bird at 20-Feet-Per-Second

The Gaboon viper may not be the fastest or most venomous in the snake world, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly deadly. This female Gaboon shows just how ferocious they can be when she strikes an unsuspecting bird before it knows what’s happening. Even though she misses her first bite she quickly recalculates and …

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Man Goes Noodling for Catfish, Gets Bitten by a Cottonmouth Instead

Noodling is a great way to catch catfish with nothing but your arm and your willingness to place it in potentially dangerous situations. Most of the time, noodlers who catch a fish escape with nothing more than a slightly cut up arm and dinner for that night. Unfortunately, sometimes there are dangers you didn’t expect. Destry Mitchell found …

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Everything You Know About Surviving a Snakebite is Wrong – Here’s How to Actually Make it Out Alive

Pop culture and provides us with a ton of information. Some of that information can be useful, but the majority of it is mostly for entertainment purposes and has little to no real world application. This is especially true of how snakebites are treated in Hollywood. According to TV shows and movies, if someone gets bitten …

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Scaring a Scorpion Just Makes Them More Poisonous

If the fact that scorpions look intimidating and have the ability to kill you didn’t frighten you enough, it turns out the venomous arachnid becomes even more venomous when they get scared. That’s right, the already deadly creatures become even more deadly if something sneaks up on or surprises them. This either means it’s time …

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Rattlesnakes And Hunting Dogs Don’t Mix…At All

Few things are more enjoyable than watching a good bird dog at work. It’s amazing to watch them as they systematically search through brush and other cover with nose to the ground. Though their purpose is to find birds, hunting dogs occasionally find something a little less pleasant hiding in the brush. The problem is …

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Man Purposely Lets Deadly Snakes Bite Him in Search of Anti-Venom

Tim Friede – aka the venom man – has self inflicted over 160 snake bites on himself within the last 16 years of his life. Did I mention they were all highly venomous, some with the potential to kill him within minutes? You’d expect him to be dead, but he’s still here. Tim’s snake obsession …

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Exotic, incredibly venomous sea snake appears on California beach

Information courtesy of Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office. A yellow-bellied sea snake, Pelamis platurus, highly uncommon in California, was found in the high tide line at Silverstrand Beach in Ventura County today by local surfer Bob Forbes. This is the first known report of the species in Ventura County, and, the northernmost record of the species …

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