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    Ok so a guy or whoever they were, from serpent encounters facebook page made a post about poisonous snakes, and i was like . Hey there is no such thing as a poisonous snake. And the response went thru the roof LOL.. I started getting tagged in all kinda of things.. Now i have not had the chance to look more into this but this snake is from japan and it is called a tiger keelback snake (Rhabdophis tigrinus) Now i myself had never heard of this kind of snake. So I asked, so if it bit me would i need medical attention and yes guy said no.. So i`m like what? So this snake supposedly take the poisonous from toads as they eat them. Now poison by touch can cause skin infections or can kill you. Venomous is thru a bite that travels the blood stream. So basically touching this snake is like touching poison ivy but a bite from this snake does me no harm... WAIT! I DON'T GET IT.. Can someone who know of this snake give me more insight because i`ve learned that there are many many many things on this planet that are poisonous but snakes were never one of them....
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    Snakes with weak venom can eat frogs with poison to aid their venom. Hog nose snakes are a good example. I don't think there is any reason a snake couldn't be poisonous... especially if it was coated in poison from it's prey.

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    • #3
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      Yea this person clearly told me that there was no type of venom what so ever and said its all poisonous. That`s why i said or told him the is not such thing as a poisonous snake but if a snake has very little venom and can eat a toad to gain its poison then that kind of doesn't make it a poisonous snake if it already has venom in it
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      • #4
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        Ok so apparently this is 1 of 3 the R. T. Tigrinus, R.T. formous and the R. T. Lateralis.. snakes that carries both poison and venom. Poison is stored at the back of the neck. Although with a bite, there is no anti venom. I dnt get how can u even think of an anti venom with a snake that doesn't give you Hemotoxins or neurotoxin from a bite. It's only talks abt poison. To my knowledge you don't get poison thru a bite.
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        • #5
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          [MENTION=25796]acephantom903[/MENTION] never mind the last comment, found it LOL... found what you were talking about. Now I have a little more understanding of it. But still don't think people should call it a poisonous snake. When it has venom as well, even tho its a low amount. It still has venom... LOL
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          • #6
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            It IS a poisonous snake because if you were to bite into it you would gain toxin from the glands in its neck. So yes, there is such a thing as a poisonous snake.

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            • #7
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              Don't you just hate those "exceptions"? All pythons lay eggs...except for a couple that don't...and all boas have live births, except for... Good question Jrock23, now we're all smarter!

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              • #8
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                Here's another: all vipers give live birth except for the few that don't, lol

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