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Darwin Award time? Why not to eat a dead snake

By Cindy Steinle
Wed, September 29 2010 at 15:49

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Jake - #1 - 2010-09-29 18:15 - (Reply)

Cool story! I just don't understand how he got sick. Unless it was a venomous snake that bit him after it was dead, like many pit vipers can do even when decapitated, how exactly did he become violently ill? Its to my understanding that you can ingest snake venom without any ill effects because it wont be absorbed by the bloodstream. I mean, snakes are venomous and not poisonous, so how did this happen? Maybe another sickness like salmonella?


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