Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Horror Of The Day

A snake enthusiast in Canada was bitten in the face by a Gaboon Viper.

Presuming he lives, he could end up horribly disfigured, because the hemotoxic (blood-damaging) venom of the snake could cause massive tissue destruction in his face. Gaboon Vipers have the longest fangs in the snake world, often over two inches long, and if the snake injected a large dose of venom, this man is in for a world of hurt.

This is why although I am a snake fancier myself, I'd never consider owning a venomous snake. Best leave them alone, folks.

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