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Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Description:

Death adders have highly potent venom and can cause severe envenoming (envenomation) of humans. They are an uncommon cause of snakebites and only rare snakebite deaths in Australia at present, but cause many bites and deaths in New Guinea. Envenoming (envenomation) can cause neurotoxic paralysis (muscle weakness, respiratory failure), and this is common, but clinical features of flaccid paralysis usually take several hours to become apparent. Bites do not cause myolysis (rhabdomyolysis, muscle damage), coagulopathy or renal failure.

Notes:

This photo was taken in the SNAKES DOWNUNDER PARK http://www.snakesdownunder.com/


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2 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks p.young713.. I think it is the 3. most deadly snake in Australia!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

It looks like a deadly snake! Good photo!

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -25.23, Long: 152.29

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 10, 2011

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