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ladyserpent7
07-14-2005, 12:49 PM
I was just wondering what I would do if my hognose ever bit me. How would i take her off without hurting her? Would i need to go to the hospital, or would i just need to bandage it up? Just wondering just in case it ever happens so i would be prepared. Thanks

Wilomn
07-14-2005, 01:24 PM
The only time I've ever even come close to being bitten by one of mine is at feeding time.

A bottle of ordinary rubbing alcohol kept near the cage and poured in its mouth if it bites you should do the trick.

Clean and bandage as appropiate. I doubt a hospital will be necessary but if you feel the need be sure to go.

Lauren'sLizards
07-15-2005, 12:53 AM
If you're bitten and are near a sink, then running the snake under cold water may also do the trick and make it let go.

ladyserpent7
07-15-2005, 11:30 AM
A bottle of ordinary rubbing alcohol kept near the cage and poured in its mouth if it bites you should do the trick.

Wont the rubbing alcohol hurt her?

Wilomn
07-15-2005, 03:23 PM
A bottle of ordinary rubbing alcohol kept near the cage and poured in its mouth if it bites you should do the trick.

Wont the rubbing alcohol hurt her?

I'm sure it is very unpleasant to have in your mouth but it won't hurt her. I've used this method for over 20 years and have never had a snake suffer for it. I have had a few determined individuals that simply wouldn't let go, but as a rule it works.

Steve65
07-16-2005, 05:41 AM
I've never been bitten by any of my hogs before but I've had plenty of other snake bite and not let go. Usually putting them under the fauset and turning on the cold tap water works for me.