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Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:38 am
by narcissist
Got bit by this bad boy but it doesn't look like a eastern diamond back, more like a Mojave? I was reaching down to get the air chuck when he was right by the air compressor. Used my carry pistol to shoot it, the effects are not as bad as I thought it would be so far. Was hoping for a dry bite but not that lucky, going to try to ride it out but not 100% sure yet.
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Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:43 am
by 03Lightningrocks
narcissist wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:38 am
Got bit by this bad boy but it doesn't look like a eastern diamond back, more like a Mojave? I was reaching down to get the air chuck when he was right by the air compressor. Used my carry pistol to shoot it, the effects are not as bad as I thought it would be so far. Was hoping for a dry bite but not that lucky, going to try to ride it out but not sure yet.
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You need to get to the hospital. Rattlesnake bites can cause your skin and muscle tissue to literally rot away around the bite.

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Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:46 am
by 03Lightningrocks
Oh... and it looks to be a diamond back.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:47 am
by carlson1
Bad decision to ride out. You need to ride out the hospital a long time ago unless you plan on being a snake handling preacher.

I also agree with lightningrocks it is a western diamond back.
DescriptionThe western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-back is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the greatest number of snakebites in the U.S. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:26 am
by narcissist
Thanks, I was worried about the mojave, so far just like bad sweats pains but a little swelling, being about 5ft they control their venom a little better. I looked it up its been way past 4 hours for the anti-venum. My wife was begging me to go it's just i hate hospitals and drs. I might give in tho, glad it's not the Mojave after all!

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 am
by DocV
Get your stubborn hide over to the hospital. Don't make us come and drag you.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:32 am
by AF-Odin
What every body else said, get to the Doc NOW! Neighbor out at ranch got zapped by a rattler last spring on her foot. Snake was in their carport just outside kitchen door. Not one, but 2 trips to hospital each a couple of days long. Couple of doses of anti-venom.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:32 am
by The Annoyed Man
narcissist wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:26 am
Thanks, I was worried about the mojave, so far just like bad sweats pains but a little swelling, being about 5ft they control their venom a little better. I looked it up its been way past 4 hours for the anti-venum. My wife was begging me to go it's just i hate hospitals and drs. I might give in tho, glad it's not the Mojave after all!
You need to take this very seriously. Get your butt to the ER. You’re not just facing feeling real sick. You’re facing possible permanent loss of use of your hand.....FOREVER. This is NOT the time to play tough guy. Don’t be dumb. Get medical care right away.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:37 am
by The Annoyed Man
narcissist wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:26 am
Thanks, I was worried about the mojave, so far just like bad sweats pains but a little swelling, being about 5ft they control their venom a little better. I looked it up its been way past 4 hours for the anti-venum. My wife was begging me to go it's just i hate hospitals and drs. I might give in tho, glad it's not the Mojave after all!
Maybe you’ll hate 'em less if they save your life?

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 am
by imkopaka
To calmly echo what others have said,

GET YER KEISTER TO THE HOSPITAL!

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 am
by SewTexas
if they save your hand, it's worth it! get to the DR!!!!

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:01 am
by joe817
Everything everybody is saying is absolutely spot on! Take this VERY seriously. You are gambling with severe consequences and possibly even death.

Please do us a favor. Please give a family member your username and password in the likely event you will become incapacitated, or, God forbid, die from this unattended snakebite, and have them let us know what happened. I'm praying for you.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:34 am
by The Annoyed Man
joe817 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:01 am
Everything everybody is saying is absolutely spot on! Take this VERY seriously. You are gambling with severe consequences and possibly even death.

Please do us a favor. Please give a family member your username and password in the likely event you will become incapacitated, or, God forbid, die from this unattended snakebite, and have them let us know what happened. I'm praying for you.
This ^^^^

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:36 am
by ELB
GO. Yesterday.

Your hand is particularly vulnerable because there is so little flesh and it is a very complex part of your body.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:27 pm
by MaduroBU
I cannot give you medical advice, but please read and take heed of the wise and potentially life saving advice that everyone else has offered. Crotalid bites can be extremely bad but are very treatable.