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What Happens if You Are Bitten by a Rattle Snake?

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First Published: 20th of February, 2021. Region 9, Guyana, South America.

Last updated: March 21, 2021 at 10:19 am

It is said that the Amerindians are the custodians of the forests and the masters of the wild, but Mother Nature sometimes gets the best of her keepers. Here is one example. The toshao of Nappi Village in Central Rupununi has been bitten by a rattle snake.

It’s not everyday that you get bitten by a rattle snake. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. It pays to learn from the experiences of others. In this case, Mr. Guy Fredericks is willing to teach you. What happens if you are bitten by a rattle snake? What steps should you take to protect yourself if you are venturing out into the habitat of these venomous creatures? In February, 2021, Mr. Fredericks was bitten by a rattle snake in his village, Nappi, in Central Rupununi. This is his story.

Toshao Guy Fredricks posted today, 20th of February, 2021, on his Facebook Page:

I d original kanaima survived a snake bite. A 2 ft rattler punched me in my tender toe injecting nero toxic venom into my system to sign me off the face of this planet. I thank the medical staff of the Lethem Hospital for taking special care of me for the few days I was there. Their kind words, Nicholas Duncan’s assurance of my speedy recovery and the cooks that brought food to my bed. Thanks to uncle Harry of Nappi for releasing the snakebite blow (tereng) on the day of my arrival. I survived and myself and team heading into the rainforest to cut a trail linking Nappi to Salipenta Landing on the Rupununi River..that’s my lil story.

Team Guyana, South America wishes Mr. Fredericks a speedy recovery.

Update: March 15th, 2021. Toshao Fredericks Gives Some Advice on Protective Measures

My experience with a snake bite was not an easy one. Within 30 minutes, I was unable to walk properly. It’s like a hammer pounding at you every second and one can feel and see the swelling and spreading of the venom rapidly.

A few hours without medical attention, friends, one has to wave good bye, say your prayers and relax. I would therefore recommend that you go to the nearest pharmacy to purchase a bottle of ESPECIFICO which can save one’s life until you reach a health facility. In Lethem, don’t hesitate check out the pharmacy opposite Macedo’s Gas Station to purchase this life saver.

Thank you.

Kanaima.

Special thanks to Toshao of Nappi Village, Mr. Guy Fredericks, for equipping us with this life-saving information.

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