Children Lucky to Escape Snake Bite
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A mother in Springfield, PA finds a 6-foot
snake in her driveway. It was first spotted by a child getting off of the school
bus. The woman feared for her children's safety and the family dog.
Having an uncle as a snake lover, she called him to assist with capturing
the snake. The snake was identified as a South American false water Cobra,
and it is not illegal to have this type of snake. The owner has been located
and has asked for privacy. This article reported that this species of
snake only spread their head like a cobra, but have rear fangs that are
venomous that are not lethal.
Reptiles Magazine that this snake requires an advanced care level and that
the potency of their venom is unknown. With little known about the venom
of this snake a bite from one has shown necrosis, edema, tenderness, and
pain. These snakes are not prone to biting but need to be respectfully
and cautiously handled.
Personal injury doesn’t always come in a deadly amount of venom.
The effects of a bite victim can live and exist long after the physical
injury has healed. Victims can suffer unseen pain from damaged nerves,
emotional wounds, and financial burdens to name a few. Some wounds can
be physical and cause disfigurement to a person body as a constant reminder
of the incident.
If you or someone you love has been bitten by an animal, seek professional
medical attention immediately. Find out the identity of the animal and
its owner so that a proper injury claim on his or her insurance can be
made. Take photos of anything affected by the bite: clothing, skin, the
area of the occurrence and then call a St. Louis personal injury attorney
for an initial free consultation at our office with Meyerkord & Meyerkord,
LLC. You should never sign any paperwork or make any statements without
our advice first. We know the laws and your rights, so
contact us today.