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Hog biting.........Swelling


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Posted by ArtCat on April 26, 2003 at 19:17:33:

In Reply to: Hog biting......... posted by paul7 on April 26, 2003 at 18:05:10:

::I was putting him in the paper sack for feeding. Turned my head for a second and he nailed me. Strong little jaws they have. Only a dunk in water forced him to let go.

:Did you finger show any signs of swelling or pain?
:Did the hoggy even break your skin?
:Just curious.

:Paul

Paul,

Yes he broke the skin top and bottom and there was bleeding. The wounds itched more than it hurt. It felt like a horde of Mosquitos had bit me. The finger did swell a little and was stiff for about 3-4 hours.

These little guys do not let go. They loosen their grip a little then bite down even harder. His jaws were locked on. Like I said before it took the water to get him off. He's not an aggressive snake but having pinky scent on my finger didn't help the situation.

CW




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