Snake ID please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    OK, look at the eyes. The rat snake has eyes that are more exposed and bugged out looking. A rattlesnake has eyes that inset more to protect them during the strike. You can barely see the eyes in Mike's pic. I could be wrong, but I still don't trust that head. It's to strongly triangular and the neck is too pronounced. Screams venomous to me. Either way, I let most snakes go on their way.
    If you use Firefox, click on the thumbnail image then click on the picture. It will open it up in a new tab or window. Then hold down CTRL and hit the + key. It will enlarge the image and you can clearly see the long tapered tail in the first image. Then hit CTRL and 0 to return to the normal size. This works with CTRL and - if you need to decrease image size.

    Looks like it is a Rat snake to me and further, judging by the opacity of it's eyes, it is nearing a shed.
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    I enlarged it a bit. I'd treat it like I treat all snakes, venomous until proven non. To quote a buddy of mine from scout camp,

    buddy- "OWW!!! I thought worm snakes didn't bite!"
    second counselor- "They don't. But pygmy rattlers do. Get in the truck."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I enlarged it a bit. I'd treat it like I treat all snakes, venomous until proven non. To quote a buddy of mine from scout camp,

    buddy- "OWW!!! I thought worm snakes didn't bite!"
    second counselor- "They don't. But pygmy rattlers do. Get in the truck."
    Too funny!! I bet that has happened more than once!

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    Lastly, there are lifesaving medications that come from snake venom. I don't know the trade name of the medication, but there is a specific medicine for treating an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation, for Paramedic70002) which comes from a venomous snake.
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    Hmmm... Coumadin (Warfarin) is used to ameliorate the principal negative effect of A. Fib, namely blood clots. It is an anticoagulant (not a blood thinner as commonly described, makes the blood less likely to clot, not watered down). Not sure if this is what you are talking about.

    A. Fib is not generally considered a lethal dysrhythmia, and is in fact common in elderly patients. My mother lived for over 20 years with A. Fib.
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