Man Dies From Snake Bite, Siem Reap

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Re: Man Dies From Snake Bite, Siem Reap

Post by reggie perrin's dad » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:07 pm

Arget wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:23 pm
I would shit myself if I found one in my place. Hate snakes........................brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
As would I. Not at all keen on our venomous reptilian neighbours. Having shat, what to do next? I think my best guess would be to throw a towel or something over it (don't snakes go quiet if they're shut up in a dark place?) and seek help. I'm sure some of my human neighbours would be a bit bolder than me and see that it was moved to a safe environment / bashed to death.

What did the OP do about it?
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Re: Man Dies From Snake Bite, Siem Reap

Post by John Bingham » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:27 pm
There's some good info here about snakes in Cambodia
It's good but they mislabeled the Blue/ Malayan Krait : Image

It's not Calloselasma rhodostoma, that's a Malayan Pit Viper, it should be Bungarus candidus. I caught a juvenile in Boueng Tumpun one time and another time we had to smash an adult that was in the yard.
About 50% of all bites from this krait results in human death – even with the administration of anti-venin
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Re: Man Dies From Snake Bite, Siem Reap

Post by Klakmum » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:34 pm

Seasquatch wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:41 pm

Looks like a Keelback - ... elback.htm
Hmm... that's quite a dangerous snake. Venom. By the way Seasquatch... Camel has a interesting piece of music called Sasquatch.
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Re: Man Dies From Snake Bite, Siem Reap

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:14 am

A terrifying tale of two little girls bitten by a snake while they were sleeping.

In face of anti-venom shortage, lives shatter when snakes strike
AFP | Publication date 20 March 2019 | 11:58 ICT
ON JUNE 15, 2015, four-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat’s life changed forever. Bitten by a snake as she slept, she permanently lost the use of the right side of her body.

Sleeping beside her on a mattress on the floor of their modest, mud-walled home, Chepchirchir’s two-year-old sister Scholar was also bitten.

She did not survive.

“It was hard to tell what had happened because the children were crying from the pain,” their father Jackson Chepkui, a 39-year-old livestock farmer, said at home in the tiny village of Embosos in Kenya’s remote western Baringo county.

“We saw two blood spots on her [Chepchirchir’s] wrist, that’s how we were able to conclude that they were bitten by a snake.”

With tiny Scholar no longer breathing, Chepkui scrambled to save his surviving daughter.

Embosos does not have its own clinic, and the frantic father struggled to find a motorcycle taxi to take them to the nearest town: Marigat about 30km away.

They finally arrived at about 1am – some five hours after the child was bitten – only to find the clinic had no anti-venom.

They set off again for the town of Kabarnet, another 40km away, again to find no stocks of the lifesaving serum.

Finally, Chepchirchir was brought to a hospital in the city of Eldoret, a further 90km away, by 5:00 am.

The little girl was in hospital for two months and suffered permanent damage. Of school age now, she requires a wheelchair her family cannot afford. ... kes-strike
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