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Snake bites-U.S.Military


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Posted by WW on April 30, 2003 at 03:30:25:

In Reply to: Snake bites-U.S.Military posted by CAL on April 29, 2003 at 12:00:18:

Sherman Minton (in "Venomous Reptiles") mentioned a fatal cobra bite to a soldier in Vietnam - he dropped on to it from a helicopter, and could not be evacuated due to heavy fire. Apparently that was the only snakebite fatality suffered by US troops during that conflict.

Cheers,

Wolfgang


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