Krait bites are so painless that many victims don’t even realise they have been bitten until it’s too late.
Relax, snakes aren’t out to get you.
People most at risk from snakebite are often from the most impoverished populations.
The World Health Organisation has a plan to halve deaths and disability from snakebites
The Mohave rattlesnake — poster child for venom variation among rattlesnakes.
The Mohave rattlesnake is famous for its variable venom – but the reasons behind that variation are not as straightforward as we thought.
Bites from brown snakes like this one were the most common, followed by
tiger snakes, then red-bellied black snakes.
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Don’t hold back. Performing CPR on a snakebite victim who has collapsed can save their life, however imperfect your technique.
The best cure against a snakebite is to avoid being bitten at all. Here is what you need to know about snakebites, antivenom, and what you need to do if bitten.
Puff adders display diverse predatory strategies. This shows they have higher cognitive abilities than previously thought.
New research shows that puff adders use two luring techniques to attract prey within striking range.
The black mamba is one of the most notorious venomous snakes in the world.
One way to tackle the snakebite antivenom crisis may be through biotechnological innovation to make antivenoms more cost-effective, easier to produce, and more efficacious against snakebites.
A tiger snake is milked for its venom.
Snake image from www.shutterstock.com
Your guide to the cocktail of deadly chemicals in animal venom.
As a generalist predator, spiders, like this Western Rough Wolf Spider, help limit the number of insects in your garden.
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Only two Australian spiders can kill you, but the rest are a pretty fascinating bunch.
A deadly meeting? The potentially lethal viper, Echis carinatus.
News that a leading manufacturer will cease making a well-known antivenom is not actually new.
Gerry meets Kaulback’s pit viper, which could be one of the most lethal snakes in India. Inset picture: Wolfgang Wüster.
Each year, 45,000 people die from snakebite in India. A big international project has now set out to reduce this by hunting down and documenting dangerously venomous snakes.
Most snakebite deaths, and most hospital admissions, are due to brown snakes.
In October 2014, a 41-year-old man in the goldfields region of Western Australia collapsed and died within an hour of being bitten by the brown snake he was trying to capture. While such deaths are infrequent…
Feared for a good reason.
With the announcement of an inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, talk of poisons is back in the news. There are many articles with lists of the most poisonous substances, which are often gathered…
Vampire bat venom could be the new ingredient in drugs to treat stroke and high blood pressure. A team of researchers have…