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Poisonous snake bites man strolling by Orlando JW Marriott pool

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...the man was bitten on his left ankle by a cottonmouth water moccasin at about 5 p.m. Monday at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes resort in south Orange County.

...The man - Eric Geisman, 45, of Rhode Island - was in the intensive-care unit at a local hospital...

...In April, a harmless-but-long python snake surprised a guest when the guest found it slithering inside a Hampton Inn hotel guestroom toilet bowl.
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We've had a couple of snakes find their way inside our house over the years. None venomous thank goodness. One was killed by our cats. The other one was alive and well inside our pantry.
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We've had a couple of snakes find their way inside our house over the years. None venomous thank goodness. One was killed by our cats. The other one was alive and well inside our pantry.
Hmmm...I'm glad the snake in the pantry was alive and well....

...mmm...note to self...beware of FD's pantry....

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Don't some snakes eat bedbugs?
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Wow. It took almost 24 hours to get the antivenom? That's the really scary thing here. I wonder how much worse it became and how much longer his recovery will be because of it.
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Wow. It took almost 24 hours to get the antivenom? That's the really scary thing here. I wonder how much worse it became and how much longer his recovery will be because of it.
Maybe they had to wait until his vital signs improved enough to try it?
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Maybe they had to wait until his vital signs improved enough to try it?
My understanding is that antivenom is in very short supply almost everywhere.
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I didn't even think they bothered with antivenom for water moccasins. I thought they just gave heavy antibiotics to fight the bacteria from the bite.

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I once found a frog in the toilet bowl - does that count as a bug experience? Good thing I noticed it before I pee on it. Otherwise, I can't imagine what would happen.
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I once found a frog in the toilet bowl - does that count as a bug experience? Good thing I noticed it before I pee on it. Otherwise, I can't imagine what would happen.
It just would have been paybacks. Every time I take DGD frog hunting at least one of the frogs pees on me.
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Of all the wandering through woods and fields I've done in my life, I was bitten by a snake on the sidewalk outside my apartment. Luckily, just a scared, non-venomous variety...
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We have what we think is a three foot long black snake (spotted briefly only once, but has left many shed skins) living in our basement. It eats the mice that mysteriously manage to get in the house. We like it except for the poops.

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Reference the antivenom. Most places don't have it and most people are allergic to it, is what we were told when my dad was bit by a timber rattlesnake. The local hospital called Arizona or someplace like that to find out info on treating him, as they are so rare here. Dad actually lost consciousness in the ER, when his blood pressure just dropped to nothing from the venom getting to his heart (I guess).

He was just monitored overnight in the hospital and (oh I never get to use these great southern expressions) ah sware was swole up lak a great big watahmellon on his whole left side!

The swelling was amazing--from the bite on his hand he swelled all the way to his chest, looked like a "C" cup on one side. He's now a safety conscious freak about woodpiles and anywhere snakes might be.
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Reference the antivenom. Most places don't have it and most people are allergic to it, is what we were told when my dad was bit by a timber rattlesnake. The local hospital called Arizona or someplace like that to find out info on treating him, as they are so rare here. Dad actually lost consciousness in the ER, when his blood pressure just dropped to nothing from the venom getting to his heart (I guess).

He was just monitored overnight in the hospital and (oh I never get to use these great southern expressions) ah sware was swole up lak a great big watahmellon on his whole left side!

The swelling was amazing--from the bite on his hand he swelled all the way to his chest, looked like a "C" cup on one side. He's now a safety conscious freak about woodpiles and anywhere snakes might be.
Wow. Glad he is OK. There are plenty poisonous snakes in your state. I had a high school buddy who instead of going to college started business catching snakes on hunting leases. I believe he got paid by selling venom to the anti-venom manufacturers, and also got paid by the hunt clubs he contracted with. He got bit several times, said they all do.

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Yikes--what a job, Ha! Yeah, we have plenty of snake, but bites are somewhat rare in the Lowcountry, I don't know why.

DH shot and killed a great big rattler in our front yard earlier this year and in time-honored country people tradition, we had to put the dead snake in the back of the truck, drive it over to my Dad's house to show him, then he had to put it in his truck and drive it to work (he teaches horticulture) so he could show it off there. A guy he teaches with took it and made a belt, I think.

I have never met anyone who simply shot a snake and left it or buried it. These thing require some minimum manly showing-off time. This may have worn off finally for your high school buddy, though!
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Wow. Glad he is OK. There are plenty poisonous snakes in your state. I had a high school buddy who instead of going to college started business catching snakes on hunting leases. I believe he got paid by selling venom to the anti-venom manufacturers, and also got paid by the hunt clubs he contracted with. He got bit several times, said they all do.

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