Are snakes susceptible to their own venoms?

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Are snakes susceptible to their own venoms?
« on: 20/10/2013 09:58:12 »
Are snakes susceptible to their own venoms?
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Are snakes susceptible to their own venoms?
« Reply #1 on: 12/04/2009 22:40:18 »
There are humoral factors in the snake's blood that protect it from its own toxins - but this is answered in full by TNS here:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/questions/question/1913/

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« Reply #3 on: 13/11/2014 16:53:50 »
Great article, however this article in the National Geographic suggests otherwise (particularly for cobras that use neurotoxins). Does the above only refer to vipers and large doses of venom?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0220_040220_TVcobra.html

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« Reply #4 on: 20/05/2016 01:01:29 »
I have been living in the Arizona desert for 66 years and twice in my life I have seen a rattlesnake bite itself when I was teasing them with a long stick. They were both stone cold dead within 30 seconds, they didn't even have the normal dying quivers.