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If you’ve ever stepped on a sea urchin you know how difficult it can be to remove the spines that get left behind in your foot, like tiny splinters ranging from the size of one strand of hair to...
If you take your dog hiking, snakes may be hiding under brush or in their holes. Dogs tend to be quite nosy and may uncover a snake that might otherwise have stayed hidden. While 8000 people are bitten by...
You may have seen Hollywood movies where someone sucks the venom out of a snake bite to save themselves, or someone else, but this is so wrong. By sucking the venom out, you are filling your mouth with poison,...
Suddenly, an itchy red bump appears on your skin and you know you’ve been bitten, but by what? Most insect bites are not dangerous, but if you are allergic to certain bugs, or have been bitten by a poisonous...
Humans have long been afraid of spiders, dating as far back as Little Miss Muffet, who ‘sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey, when along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet...
Many types of scorpions can be found in US, and while their stings are extremely painful they are hardly ever fatal. Scorpions have no teeth, so they cannot bite you, but they do sting, and that’s where the danger...
With 3500 species of mosquitoes, you may feel that they all seem to find you whenever you are out in nature. The good news is that not all species want to bite you, the bad news is that the...
We’ve all seen those old movies where someone sucks the venom out of a snake bite, or they try to cut it out with a knife. The sad part is that the person doing the sucking can suffer the...
Tarantulas strike fear in the biggest and best of us. Those hairy bodies and legs, their size, and their bites, have us shaking at just the mention of their name. However, most of us don’t know that they are...
Snake bites are dangerous and the way you treat them can mean the difference between life and death. This does not mean that all snakes are venomous, but you should always take a snake bit seriously. While only 600...

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