Discussion in 'Wilderness and Tactical Healthcare Management' started by DYSPHORIC JOY, Sep 8, 2016.
Its a snake !!! In Australia that would go along the lines of "cr#p cr#p...f$ck...cr#p...snake"...
Dekays snake. Eats snails and other bugs. Harmless.
Found a striped garter snake by the porch but she was too fast to get a picture. Haven't seen one for years, I wonder if the fire ant invasion was the cause?
Damn spider bit me on my foot without me even realizing it.
Foot just got real itchy all of a sudden, then I feel some pin point swelling, look down and see two puncture marks, roughly 4mm apart.
An area about the size of a Toonie around the bite is red and itchy, with the swelling localized to the bite marks.
No idea what type of spider either, so I'm erring on the side of caution and monitoring it (and myself).
Family member with a higher level of first aid was also made aware, in case any complications arise.
Just wish I knew what sort of spider it was... Had to have been a good size for the fangs to be so far apart.
Approximately 6ft Eastern spotted at my brother's place
Now thats a snake!
A healthy snake. Nice pic.
Keep your foot clean and monitor for lymphangitis.
Swelling is down with no other symptoms or any adverse reactions. And my lymph nodes were already swollen due to a cold I just got over a few days ago.
No noticeable change, though.
I think you should amputate at the knee immediately Reno...."it's the only way to be sure" (to quote a favourite movie of mine).
Extra points if you post a video and allow us to critique your knife work.
Just some of the local guys
Now you have my attention. I probably spent an entire day looking for a Gila Monster one time. Bucket list and all.
It can be tricky. All the ones I've seen have been by accident. And even then, I don't see them that often. And I'm in the desert quite a bit. But they are beautiful! It's like seeing a dinosaur, stepping out of time!
Younger daughter found this in the garage, there was some awesome ear piercing shrieking.
Another rare specimen. Very cool.
Gila Monsters....Coral Snakes! It is obvious that I spent too much time on the couch this summer.