Snakes : Pest Management Treatment
- Federal 22 Long Rifle snake shot with crimped case.
- Snake shot may be mistaken for traditional crimped blank cartridges.
- Snake shot may not function properly in semi-automatic firearms causing malfunctions.
- Snake shot may not function properly in rifles not specifically made for their use.
- Snake shot may not function properly in light weight revolvers, as they may cause "cylinder lock" due to the capsule movement resulting from recoil inertia. However, crimped cases do not exhibit this problem.
Snake Shot Treatement
A snakebite is an injury caused by the bite of a snake, especially a venomous snake. A common symptom of a bite from a venomous snake is the presence of two puncture wounds from the animal's fangs.Sometimes venom injection from the bite may occur.This may result in redness, swelling, and severe pain at the area, which may take up to an hour to appear.Vomiting, blurred vision, tingling of the limbs, and sweating may result.Most bites are on the hands or arms.Fear following a bite is common with symptoms of a racing heart and feeling faint
Snakes bite both as a method of hunting and as a means of protection.Risk factors for bites include working outside with one's hands such as in farming, forestry, and construction.Snakes commonly involved in poisonings include elapids (such as kraits, cobras and mambas), vipers, and sea snakes
Snake shot refers to handgun and rifle cartridges loaded with small lead shot. Snake shot is generally used for shooting at snakes, rodents, birds, and other pests at very close range. The most common snake shot cartridge is .22 Long Rifle loaded with #12 shot. From a standard rifle these can produce effective patterns only to a distance of about 3 metres (10 ft) - but in a smoothbore shotgun (or Garden Gun) this can extend as far as 15 metres (50 ft).