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Bites and stings – When to panic about snakes
How do you distinguish a poisonous snake, scorpion or spider from one that is harmless? Below is a quick guide to the good, the bad and the ugly.
Venomous speed makes for a slithering success
Most people think that snakes inject venom into their prey through hollow fangs (much like a doctor uses a syringe to inject you). But only about one seventh of venomous snake species have fangs that are hollowed. So how do they get venom into their victims?