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One of the bearers was bitten by a poisonous snake, and though prompt measures were taken, the poison spread so rapidly that the man died.
For untold ages, oppressed by protean fear, I am aware of wandering, endlessly wandering, through a dank and soggy wilderness, where poisonous snakes struck at us, and animals roared around us, and the mud quaked under us and sucked at our heels.
It was alive with lions and leopards and poisonous snakes.
Poisonous snake bites are an important public health hazard in tropical and subtropical countries, mainly in the rural areas.
Ray Peters, 69, was bitten by an adder, the UK's only native poisonous snake, when he reached behind a bush.
The two minors Shahzeb son of Anwar Khan and Sher Ali son of Bakht Ali were playing outside their home when a poisonous snake bit them.
A German army soldier holds a poisonous snake box at a reptile sanctuary in Munich.
The snakes he kept included a king cobra, which is the world's largest poisonous snake, and a boomslang, which has a bite experts say "makes you bleed from every orifice until you die".
With a lack of affordable healthcare, the people most in danger of experiencing a poisonous snake bite often have limited access to the expensive procedures - potentially up to $100,000 -necessary to save their lives in the aftermath of a bite.
A poisonous snake that 'could have killed' someone was found onboard a flight that landed in Dubai, the municipality has said.
After gripping it hard in his hand he realised that it was a big poisonous snake but his fear had disappeared.
The blunt-nose viper is the only poisonous snake in Cyprus.