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Surviving snake season

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  trauma

If you live in South Texas, it’s a sure bet you’ve got some slithery neighbors. We’re talking snakes — from the harmless garden variety to the venomous kind. And while there are a few venomous snakes in our region — be they rattlesnakes, copperheads, water moccasins or coral snakes — the best advice is to give them a wide berth if you see one. “If you see a snake, stay away. Don’t get close to take a better look at it to see if it’s venomous,” said Dr. Shawn Varney, an emergency medicine physician at University Hospital and medical director …Read More >

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