Man bitten by snake goes for a run, dies

Apr 28, 2013 Full story: KRMG-AM Tulsa 125

The guy was cleaning up around the field hockey facility when he saw a snake that he thought was non venomous.

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Follow_Up

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#1 Apr 28, 2013
So what happened to the snake? Did they put him back in the wild, or a sanctuary for snakes? What if someone else gets bitten, this story needs a follow-up please....

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#2 Apr 28, 2013
wonder why it is called a brown...perhaps as an alert????

down and under now ...

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#6 Apr 28, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
Considering it was Australia, I would assume it was poisonous, as most are there. When I was in the Reptile Gardens in South Dakota last year Australia is said to have the most venomous snakes in all the world.
http://wellsking.tripod.com/Worldrec23.htm
It's true. And most Australian kids are taught not to venture into tall dry grass in summer if it can be avoided. I know I was. If they have to go through it, to have "snake" very much at the forefront of their minds.:)

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#7 Apr 28, 2013
Follow_Up wrote:
Man bitten by snake goes for a run, dies
Tragic about the guy. Tourniquet and avoidance of unnecessary exertion is a mantra for snakebite. It seems he hadn't got the memo.

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#8 Apr 28, 2013
tallyho wrote:
wonder why it is called a brown...perhaps as an alert????
down and under now ...
I guess you could say it's a type of alert, mention Brown Snake & everyone knows immediatly what you're talking about.

They're from the genus Pseudonaja, venomous elapid snakes native to Australia.
There's 7 seperate species, commonly known as Brown Snakes.
Spotted, Speckled, Peninsula, Ingram's, Ringed, Western & Eastern.

Colours can vary greatly, even within the same species as in the pic below of 2 Eastern Browns.

http://tinyurl.com/cnsqp8l

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#9 Apr 28, 2013
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I guess you could say it's a type of alert, mention Brown Snake & everyone knows immediatly what you're talking about.
They're from the genus Pseudonaja, venomous elapid snakes native to Australia.
There's 7 seperate species, commonly known as Brown Snakes.
Spotted, Speckled, Peninsula, Ingram's, Ringed, Western & Eastern.
Colours can vary greatly, even within the same species as in the pic below of 2 Eastern Browns.
http://tinyurl.com/cnsqp8l
thanks for the info , it seems to me that at 26??? you should know a brown , being a native and and all

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#10 Apr 28, 2013
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#15 Apr 28, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Tragic about the guy. Tourniquet and avoidance of unnecessary exertion is a mantra for snakebite. It seems he hadn't got the memo.
It was actually in the office area not the hockey courts and was a juvenile snake, he said he didnt even realise he got bitten.
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#16 Apr 28, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
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Well this guy must have been a newbie,,lol!. Or does not do homework. When I visit a different country, or place, I research it, laws, wildlife, language, people, culture etc. I look at it as, why visit a place without having some knowledge of it, or interest!
Thanks for your post.
Often they look like harmless pythons, which we also get alot of up here, unfortunately he isnt the first to be bitten by a brown snake thinking it was a python

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#17 Apr 28, 2013
This is why I don't run. Better safe than sorry.

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#18 Apr 28, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
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I just hope they did not kill the snake.
I agree. Snakes don't bite people for the sport of it and they would just as soon save their venom for procuring food. Nearly all bites result from either stepping on one, handling one, or trying to kill one. One has less chance of being bitten if one leaves a snake alone rather than try and kill it.

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#19 Apr 28, 2013
Exercise is not the only thing that can make a snakebite worse. Alcohol, for instance, can enhance the effect of a neurotoxin as both suppress the nervous system. An Eastern coral snake bite is not usually fatal, but a Florida man several years back who was intoxicated died from a coral snake bite.

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#20 Apr 28, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
This is why I don't run. Better safe than sorry.
Your chances of being bitten by a snake while running are likely less than being struck by lightning. Exercise has been found to prolong life.

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#21 Apr 28, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
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Well this guy must have been a newbie,,lol!. Or does not do homework. When I visit a different country, or place, I research it, laws, wildlife, language, people, culture etc. I look at it as, why visit a place without having some knowledge of it, or interest!
Thanks for your post.
I know what the venomous snakes look like in Florida and I know how to tell the water moccasin from the common water snake which many mistake for a water moccasin. I also can easily tell a coral snake from the non-venomous mimics
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#22 Apr 28, 2013
Sincerest sympathies to family/friends of the victim...

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#23 Apr 28, 2013
huuuuuuuuuuuum . I always thought a Python being a constrictor bites and holds , very difficult release from..

A brown bites and releases and lets the poison work..

believed all Pythons were patterned
in design and a brown was just that a brown
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#24 Apr 28, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
Exercise is not the only thing that can make a snakebite worse. Alcohol, for instance, can enhance the effect of a neurotoxin as both suppress the nervous system. An Eastern coral snake bite is not usually fatal, but a Florida man several years back who was intoxicated died from a coral snake bite.
A friend of mine was bitten by a western brown, he died 3 times on the way to hospital, the doctors told him the only reason he survived was because his blood alcohol content was so high it slowed the effects of the venom

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#25 Apr 28, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Your chances of being bitten by a snake while running are likely less than being struck by lightning. Exercise has been found to prolong life.
I stay several inches above ground level on a bicycle. Which may be more hazardous than snakebites what with the way people drive around here.
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#26 Apr 28, 2013
tallyho wrote:
huuuuuuuuuuuum . I always thought a Python being a constrictor bites and holds , very difficult release from..
A brown bites and releases and lets the poison work..
believed all Pythons were patterned
in design and a brown was just that a brown
You would be wrong

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#27 Apr 28, 2013
tallyho wrote:
huuuuuuuuuuuum . I always thought a Python being a constrictor bites and holds , very difficult release from..
A brown bites and releases and lets the poison work..
believed all Pythons were patterned
in design and a brown was just that a brown
That would only be true about a python going after its prey. Otherwise, it too would likely bite and release as that particular snake would be far too small if it were a python to prey on a human. I am sure it would rather get away than hang on to a human hand if it were a python.

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