Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball (rokeon) wrote in little_details,
Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball

Snakebite to the throat

What's the absolute worst-case scenario for a snakebite? I'm talking about a direct hit to the carotid from something like an inland taipan or even a sea snake, no antivenin or medical care available. The shortest time to death that I've found was 1 hour for a serious bite from a black mamba, but I think that assumed a bite to a limb or the torso.

The venom comes from a fictional species of snake that has been purposely bred for lethality, so it's about as toxic as possible. Roughly how long after the bite would an adult male start feeling symptoms? Be incapacitated? Be dead?
Tags: ~animals (misc), ~medicine: poisoning

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