Gray Matters by Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler

Gray Matters

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  1. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Elle Driver: The venom of a black mamba can kill a human in four hours, if, say, bitten on the ankle or the thumb. However, a bite to the face or torso can bring death from paralysis within 20 minutes. Now, you should listen to this, ‘cause this concerns you. The amount of venom that can be delivered from a single bite can be gargantuan. You know, I’ve always liked that word… “gargantuan”… so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence. If not treated quickly with antivenom, 10 to 15 milligrams can be fatal to human beings. However, the black mamba can deliver as much as 100 to 400 milligrams of venom from a single bite.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not every bite has venom in it too. If you are lucky it can be a dry bite.

  3. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Very true. In the mid 70s, I was an engineer on a pipeline project. While walking through the woods with a survey crew, I was bitten on my calf by a large rattlesnake. Fortunately, the snake must have recently emptied it’s venom sacs because I received very little. Doctor said that i was VERY lucky. Still have the scars, though.

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