If a snake bites another snake, will it be able to kill it with its venom?

This would depend upon the scenario. As some posters have already indicated, there are cases like King cobras that envenomate and kill other snakes, and then the kingsnake that is resistant to local species of rattlesnakes, yet I think the most interesting aspect has been

Is it true that if you suck out snake venom it could save you?

No, sucking on a snake bite is just another way to get venom into your body. The membranes in your mouth are known to be highly absorbent.If you are entering an area where there are likely to be venomous snakes, prevention is better than cure. Wear long pants, heavy shoes or

What are beneficial uses of snake venom?

Snake Venom is extracted for a number of beneficial causes.First of all, it is of course used to produce antivenin. This is done by injecting animals like horses or sheep with small quantities of venom and collecting the antibodies they produced from their bloodstream to create antivenin. This is then used to save the lives of the peoole who

What happens if one eats snake venom?

Venom is something which is harmful only when injected as it works when released in the blood stream. Snake venom is essentially a complex peptide chain.So when we continue with this line of thought nothing will happen to a person if he or she eats snake venom. It will go to your liver and even get broken down

What would happen if I take snake venom through mouth?

I have heard that snake venom is safe to ingest. Normally when I hear about this it is about hemotoxic venoms such as that of a rattlesnake.The argument towards snake venom being safe to ingest is that snake venom is digested into amino acids.However no matter the kind of venom there are always going to be

Why do some people inject snake venom?

There are many species of venomous snakes each with it's own unique venom. Through out history people have experimented with venom. Some believe that injecting small amounts that are usually diluted over a long period of time will allow their bodies to learn how to build immunity to the venom. After all

Are all snakes immune to their own venom?

Venom is only actually toxic if it gets beyond the gut and it gets into the circulation of the body. That's why one snake could, for instance, eat another snake, and it wouldn't be poisoned by it.In the same way, a person who has diabetes may need to inject the hormone insulin.

Are all snakes venomous?

An organism is considered poisonous when consumption of that organism has a toxic effect.An organism is considered venomous when that organism administers toxin(s) via injection or similar method.There are a great many known venomous species of snake, employing several different types of venom.There are also a great many known non-venomous species, such as pythons and boas which

Are rattlesnake bites deadly?

Original question: Are rattlesnake bites deadly?Not generally, but they certainly can be.Any bite from a venomous snake should be considered serious and requiring of medical attention. There are four major factors that will determine whether or not the bite is likely to be fatal:The size and

Are snakes poisonous or venomous?

For many decades the term poisonous was used to describe snakes that injected toxins by biting. It was used by professional herpetologists, biologists, other scientists, and medical doctors, and it appeared in scientific journal articles and in the titles of books on

Are venomous snakes immune to the venom of their own kind?

I don't know if anyone has done a real study on this, my only information is anecdotal.Some snakes have been observed to accidentally envenomate themselves and have suffered injuries for it. These are mainly in snakes with haemotoxic

Can a human drink snake venom and not die?

Original Question:  Can a human drink snake venom and not die?  In the vast majority of instances, yes, and probably without feeling any after-effects other than perhaps a vague sense of sickness from having drunk something not very nice.  I wouldn't advise trying it though,

Can venomous snakes breed with non-poisonous snakes?

Not unless one takes your question literally. All snakes are non-poisonous, meaning they do not have toxin in their muscle tissues. They are safe to eat. A venomous snake is non-poisonous, even though it has venom glands, and can inflict a very serious bite.Remember, if it bites you and you die, it's venomousIf you bite it, and

Can venomous snakes climb trees?

Here are some examples of venomous snakes that are known to climb trees:Eyelash Palm Pitviper: They are native to Central and parts of South America. These come in many colors such as green, yellow, orange, pink, and white. Their bite

Can you name a non-venomous snake?

Garter snakes (numerous subspecies across the U.S.), worm snakes (western & eastern), Northern Brown snake, Watersnakes (except water Moccasins), Kingsnakes (including numerous black & yellow species, as well as the 3- banded Eastern Kingsnake, numerous California & other Kingsnake subspecies across the U.S.}. Ratsnakes; Corn snakes, yellow & Everglades ratsnakes, green ratsnakes, grey

Can you selectively breed venomous snakes to become non-venomous?

Theoretically, yes. You would have to be able to measure the venom production of the animals, however. You would need to start with a very large group, and select the ones with the lowest production of venom, and then just keep selecting the lowest venom producers in each generation.Eventually, you will wind up with snakes that

Do venomous snakes know they are venemous?

I believe most do. At least in the Eastern Seaboard of N. America, every venomous snake I have encountered in the wild just seems to have a

Have you ever had to suck snake venom out of a wound and what does it taste like?

Sucking venom out of a wound is no longer considered an appropriate way to treat a snake bite victim. It would be like trying to suck the contents of an injection out of a person's arm after it has been administered.In fact,

How are anti-snake venoms produced?

It requires the right selection of snake venoms to produce antivenom which can cover the majority of cases of envenoming irrespective of country or geographical area.Selection criteria:the geographical region where the anti venom is going to be used.the medically most relevant snakes from the geographical area where the anti-venom is going to

How are some people immune to local snake venom?

They aren't. Many snakes don't use venom in defensive bites. In Australia of the 3000 people bitten by venomous snakes every year only 500-600 develop symptoms. Whilst you can theoretically develop a tolerance that can make the venom less effective by taking small doses, there is a huge risk that you

How can human being use the venom of snakes?

Snake venom is used in several ways:The main use is in producing anti-venom to treat snake bitesIn some cases of cancer it has been used experimentally to treat tumorsIt has been converted into a non-toxic ACE blocker to lower blood pressureNeuro-toxic venom is being experimented with to combat nerve illnesses such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease

How to tell if a snake is venomous

There are few surefire ways to identify venomous (the term poisonous is incorrect) because most rules have at least one exception. If you don't want to learn to identify every individual venomous snake species in your area, you should just stay away

How did primitive snakes deliver venom despite not having fangs?

It has actually been recently discovered that many snakes which were not previously considered to be venomous actually have mildly venomous saliva, despite lacking proper fangs to deliver it with. They work the venom into their prey with their normal teeth in the process of grabbing and swallowing it, and the venom helps immobilize the

How do the moments immediately after one gets bitten by a venomous snake feel like?

Viper envenomations typically cause intense pain around the bite that is often described as throbbing or pulsating. I have had many patients tell me it felt like the bitten limb was being repeatedly smashed with a sledgehammer. Patients may experience a rapid drop in blood pressure and feel very faint in the first

How does snake venom act on humans and other animals?

Snake venom is a mixture of protiens that acts by many ways on human body.there are mainly 3 types of protiens or enzymes in snake venom that are hemotoxins, neurotoxins and cytotoxins.Hemotoxins act on heart and cardiovascular system and cause blood clotting by destroying red blood cells.Neurotoxins

How is snake venom created?

The same way you produce saliva: there's a gland in your face that makes it. Venom is more biologically

How long does it take for a snake venom to kill humans?

It depends on the species mainly.A bite from Black Mamba can kill an adult in under an hour. However, death usually occurs from 2 - 8 hours without medical careDeath from a bite from a Saw Scaled Viper can take days.It's also important to note that the components of venom can vary within the same species, depending

How venomous are copperhead snakes?

Not very. Their venom is of a low toxicity and because they tend to be small snakes they also have a low venom yield. Their bites are very painful (I speak from experience), but seldom pose a serious threat to life.

If a snake bites another snake, will it be able to kill it with its venom?

This would depend upon the scenario. As some posters have already indicated, there are cases like King cobras that envenomate and kill other snakes, and then the kingsnake that is resistant to local species of rattlesnakes, yet I think the most interesting aspect has been overlooked. Venomous snakes are immune to their own venom. Think about how

If a venomous snake bit a same specie of venomous snake, will the bitten snake die?

There have been numerous documented cases of this happening in captive specimens. What's difficult to discern is whether the death was the result of envenomation or simply the result of the mechanical damage from the fang puncture. Given that some species of venomous snakes (kraits, coral snakes, some cobras) have been documented as cannibalizing their

If a venomous snake bit another different type of venomous snake, could one kill the other?

A definite maybe. Many of the Cobra family (Elapidae) have very powerful neurotoxic venom to knock out other snakes that can harm them while they eat them.Most Vipers have somewhat of an immunity to their own venom, giving them some immunity to other Vipers. King

If a venomous snake can no longer bite and is dead, wouldn't its venom still be lethal to anyone who eats its head where the venom sacs are located?

No because venom is glyco proteins which can be easily digested in ur digestive system .If snake venom like Black mamba , Hydrophys Russel's viper, Neurotoxic in nature it means they directly affect the CNS (nervous system).However to get death

If an animal ate a venomous snake whole and the snake was still alive, could the snake still bite the animal and kill it?

Any animal capable of swallowing a whole snake alive is most likely going to do so with the knowledge that they are highly resistant or immune to the snakes venom.But, fun fact not many know-Basically all snake venom's are only harmful if they make it into the circulatory system.Take humans. If a snake makes

If venomous predators kill or incapacitate their prey with venom, why does that same venom not injure the predator that used it while they devour their prey?

Often predators have an immunity to their venom, so it is not as lethal to them as too others, but also, most of the venom is protein based, and they just digest it. I eat fried scorpions, because the frying process denatures the

Is anti-venom available for all kinds of snake bites?

No. It is available for many of the most medically significant snakes (as in most frequent bites / injuries / deaths), but there are many species for which no direct antivenom is available. Typically these are species that do not typically cause a lot

Is it true that if humans take small dosages of a snake's venom, humans become immune to that venom?

Yes, snakes venoms are proteins, such as enzymes that breaks down the cells, or proteins that block the neurotransmitters. Because proteins are immunogenic, if we inject a small dosage of venoms, we can develop antibodies. That's how antiserums are produced, in which

Is swallowing snake/spider venom dangerous?

It depends, but I wouldn't recommend it.  It's generally not deadly when ingested in small amounts, but that doesn't mean it's harmless. Haemotoxic venom destroys soft tissues, and as such would be pretty caustic on your mouth and esophagus. It may also cause serious ulcers in

Most rear fanged snakes are harmless, except for a few such as the boomslang, coral snakes and twig snakes. Which of the non-lethal rear fanged snakes has the hottest venom?

First, Coral Snakes are actually front-fanged (proteroglyphous), not rear-fanged (opisthoglyphous). The Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) has the lowest LD50 of any opisthoglyph, making it the hottest, at least by the standard measure of venom potency. The Twig Snake (Thelotornis kurtlandii) falls a good bit further down the list in terms of LD50. Both of these,

What are beneficial uses of snake venom?

Snake Venom is extracted for a number of beneficial causes.First of all, it is of course used to produce antivenin. This is done by injecting animals like horses or sheep with small quantities of venom and collecting the antibodies they produced from their bloodstream to create antivenin. This is then used to save the

What are some of the most dangerous snakes in Canada?

Canada is home to only a few species of venomous snakes, compared to the many kinds found in the U.S. The only three medically significant venomous species in Canada are all rattlesnakes:The Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) is found mostly in the provinces of Saskatchewan and

What are the components of snake venom?

I am over generalising here, anonymous, but this mostly holds true.Land snakes and sea snakes have neurotoxic venom and water snakes have hepatotoxic venoms, made out of a proteins, peptides and trace organic compounds.The venom from any given snake species can be comprised of over one hundred discrete chemical compounds.Snake venom is

What does snake venom do to blood to kill someone?

This is part of an answer I posted on another topic (about the speed of action of different types of venom), but addresses the question pretty well, I think.For neurotoxic venom, there is a general correlation between the amount of venom injected and the speed and

What effects does bee venom have on human body?

Bee venom is a complex polypeptide ("protein") mix, generally known as "apitoxin,"  that tends to cause the following in most mammals--including humans:triggering or over-stimulation of local pain receptors causing a release of   prostaglandins that inform your brain that there is something wrong and causes much of the pain

What happenes when you mix snake venom with antecoagulant?

Snake venom is very complex.   And its effects will be dependent on the type of venom you mix with an anticoagulant.    Some venom itself has anticoagulant properties and your blood thins and you bleed from every orifice of your body such as with the venom of the African boomslang.  In other cases like with

What happens if one eats snake venom?

Venom is something which is harmful only when injected as it works when released in the blood stream. Snake venom is essentially a complex peptide chain.So when we continue with this line of thought nothing will happen to a person

What happens when snake venom is introduced to human blood?

Within seconds the venom begins to attack the blood cells quickly transforming it into a congealed jelly like substance.Without any medical attention/left untreated, death is never far around the corner since your blood, left in it's congealed state, soon struggles to make it around your body.It doesn't matter if the saw scaled viper is a relatively small snake, it

What is getting bitten by a venomous snake like?

It largely depends on the snake in question. Some snakes can inflict as little pain and damage as a hornet sting. Others can kill you dead in minutes. Hemotoxic venoms come with a lot of surface pain, abdominal pain, swelling, nausea, fatigue, fever, and other symptoms. Neurotoxic venoms

What is it like to be attacked and bitten by a venomous snake?

Being bitten by a Viper was the most painful experience of my life.When the witch doctor says that he'll see you now, you know you've messed up. OK, he was more like village healer/snake specialist, but the fact that you are laying on a woven bamboo mat, 3 hours from the nearest hospital (that you

What is snake venom used for?

Snake venom is used, of course, for the production of antivenom. Purified venom, which is freeze-dried at the time of collection and later reconstituted, is injected in gradually-increasing doses to animals (either horses or sheep). The animals in turn produce antibodies that counteract the proteins in the venom. After a specific antibody titre is met, blood serum from the

What should you do if a snake bites you? What would happen if a snake bites you on the neck or stomach or any other special place instead of the hands or feet?

What should you do, if a snake bites you?First don't panic and if you are around someone who got bitten, calm the person. Not all snake bites are dangerous. Increasing the heart rate may increase spread of the venom if bitten by a venomous snake.Immobilize the

What would happen if I drink a snake's venom and I have a sore in my mouth?

The first thing if I may ask, why are you drinking snake venom? Do you believe in the false claims those good for nothing snake product quack salesmen make? that there are many health benefits of snake venom? As far as I know, there are none. Worth a mention is

What would happen if I take snake venom through mouth?

I have heard that snake venom is safe to ingest. Normally when I hear about this it is about hemotoxic venoms such as that of a rattlesnake.The argument towards snake venom being safe to ingest is that snake venom is digested into amino acids.However no matter the kind of venom there are

Which is the most poisonous between snakes and spiders?

Which is the most poisonous between snakes and spiders?I think you mean,

Which snake has most dangerous venom?

Belcher's Sea Snake, hands down!

Why are sea snakes more venomous than land snakes? Is their prey more resistant to venom so they have to develop better venom?

In general, marine animals are hyper-venomous due to a predator-dense threat environment plus the morphological constraints of the predator involved. For an example of the latter, take the Irukangi jellyfish. As a result of its extremely delicate makeup it must deploy a powerful, fast-acting neurotoxin to neutralize struggling prey before it can tear the jellyfish to pieces.As

Why are so many people still dying from snake bites?

In places where a relatively large number of people die from venomous snake bites, such as India and parts of Africa, it's mostly because people live in isolated rural areas with limited access to medical care. Typically people are bitten while working in the fields; also they may live in

Why are some snakes venomous and others are not?

I wasn't going to answer this question but it is still unanswered after a few days so here's my shot at it. While analyzing evolutionary deviations like this, it is important to understand that neither venom nor constriction is the "better" system. All venomous reptiles are descended from the Toxicofera that evolved venom 170 million years

Why are there venomous snakes but not poisonous snakes?

Exactly because they are venomous. As other answers have already pointed out,

Why do some people inject snake venom?

There are many species of venomous snakes each with it's own unique venom. Through out history people have experimented with venom. Some believe that injecting small amounts that are usually diluted over a long period of time will allow their bodies to learn how to build immunity to the venom. After all anti

Why do we need snake venom to make antivenom?

Antivenin is essentially a host animal's production of antibodies against the particular snake's venom. An animal (ususally a horse) is injected with at first very small doses of venom, and these are gradually increased until the animal develops sufficient immune resistance.Then, a

What do nonvenomous snakes and venomous snakes look like? Can you post a pic showing the differences?

What country are you in?If God made snakes, he didn,t plan on specifics for us to be able to tell just from sight alone which are which.In North America... we got it the easiest of all countries that have snakes...(European snakes i do not know