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  death adder snake venoms and snakebites
Death adder venom does not contain potent procoagulants (toxins in venom that interfere with blood clotting, causing consumption of the clotting protein, fibrinogen; this causes defibrination, with non-clottable blood, putting victims at risk of major bleeding).
Death adder venom does contain myotoxins that theoretically could cause myolysis (rhabdomyolysis, muscle damage), but there is no evidence this occurs in humans bitten by these snakes.
Death adder venom causes generally minor local effects at the snakebite site, such as mild swelling and pain and does not contain necrotoxins, and local tissue necrosis does not occur.
www.toxinology.com /about/death_adder_snakebite.html   (839 words)

  Death adder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The death adders are a group of three or five species of snakes native to the Australian continent.
A bite from a death adder causes paralysis.
Although the death adder appears to be a viper, of the Viperidae family, it is really a member of the Elapidae family, being more closely related to cobras, mambas, and coral snakes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Death_adder   (693 words)

 Death adder - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
Death adders are ambush hunters, concealing their bodies under thick cover, with only their heads and tails showing.
Death adders inject 70 – 100 mg of extremely toxic venom (0.4 – 0.5 mg/kg murine LD50, subcutaneous) with a bite.
Although the death adder appears to be a viper, of the Viperidae family, it is really a member of the Elapidae family, being more closely related to cobras, mambas, and coral snakes.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Death_adder   (693 words)

 Death Adder - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Death Adder, common name for several venomous snakes of the cobra family, found in Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.
Death and Dying, the irreversible cessation of life and the imminent approach of death.
Death involves a complete change in the status of a living...
encarta.msn.com /Death_Adder.html   (209 words)

 Adder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For an electronic adder, see Adder (electronics); for the Russian air-to-air missile that goes by the NATO reporting name "AA-12 Adder," see Vympel R-77.
Most snakes called adders belong to the family Viperidae, more precisely to subfamily viperinae (by contrast to pit vipers).
An exception is the Australian Death adder, which despite its name is not a viperid at all, but rather a member of the cobra family, Elapidae.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adder   (221 words)

 Common Death Adder -Australian Reptile Park Animals
Death adders are easily distinguishable from other snakes by the very short, squat bodies, rapidly tapering tail and the broad triangular head.
They have evolved their similarity to adders, which are actually members of the viper family, in response to their environment and their sit and wait style of life, which does not require a snake to be long and agile but short and muscular for a quick strike when necessary.
The name death adder was probably originally 'deaf' adder referring to the inability of this and all other snakes to hear airborne sounds.
www.bluemts.com.au /reptilepark/animals.asp?catID=16&ID=106   (404 words)

Death adders have suffered declines over much of their habitats due to land clearing and habitat degradation by domestic stock.
Reversal of symptoms from death adder bites is far quicker than with other types of snakebite such as tiger snake, taipan and brown snakes because, by and large, only a single type of toxic affect occurs.
The venom is predominantly postsynaptic neurotoxic activity and is neutralised by death adder antivenom.
www.venomsupplies.com /dangeroussnakesofsa/deathadders.html   (591 words)

 CSL Antivenom Handbook - Death Adder Antivenom
Death adders are distinctive snakes, with triangular heads, squat bodies, and thin tails, sometimes used as a lure.
It is therefore fortunate that death adders seem to have adjusted poorly to human encroachment on their environment.
Death adders are found in a variety of habitats, both arid and temperate to tropical, but in most parts of their current range, they are infrequently encountered.
www.toxinology.com /generic_static_files/cslavh_antivenom_deathader.html   (898 words)

 Death Adder - Lamington National Park
The Common Death Adder is very widely distributed but is found in often unconnected populations throughout most of southern and eastern Australia.
The Common Death Adder is a livebearer with females appearing to reproduce twice a year with litters ranging from 2 to 33 young.
While not a particularly aggressive snake, the death adder does not move when approaced and lies perfectly still on the forest floor camoflaged amongst the leaf litter.
lamington.nrsm.uq.edu.au /Documents/Rept/deathadder.htm   (325 words)

 Death Adders Acanthophis: An overview, including descriptions of FIVE new species and ONE subspecies.
Death Adders (Genus Acanthophis) are found in most parts of Australia, New Guinea and adjacent islands.
Taxonomically, Death Adders present substantial problems in species identification due to the high degree of variability within each species, including within any single local population and the fact that many identifying characteristics sometimes used to separate species are shared to varying degrees by multiple species.
On Melanistic tendencies in Death Adders Acanthophis antarcticus (Shaw).
www.smuggled.com /addtax2.htm   (10127 words)

Death adders are characterised by a broad somewhat flattened, triangular head, short stout body and a thin rat-like tail ending in a curved soft spine.
Adders (presumably a New Guinea variant) are found in various islands to the north of Australia as far west as Ceram and Tanimbar.
Assuming that young Death Adders develop in a similar manner in all cases, sperm storage is indicated in Acanthophis by the experiences of Hay and myself.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Death Adder
Death Adder, common name for several venomous snakes of the cobra family, found in Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.
Because of their appearance or behaviour, other snakes unrelated to vipers are also called adders.
The three species of Australian death adders are...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Death_Adder.html   (110 words)

 Death Adder - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Because of their appearance or behaviour, other snakes unrelated to vipers are also called adders.
There are several species of death adders in Australia but the Common Death Adder is the only one found in the Sydney region.
Common Death Adders are one of the most dangerous snakes in Australia and the world.
au.encarta.msn.com /Death_Adder.html   (202 words)

 Death Adder
Other varieties of death adder are similar in appearance, with the greatest change from species to species being a difference in coloration, although even within species there are variations in color from region to region.
The northern death adder’s range is limited to the forests and woodlands of northern Australia, but other varieties of death adder inhabit areas all over Australia except for the southeasternmost regions, Victoria, and Tasmania.
Although the northern death adder is currently common within its range, its numbers are believed to be declining as its habitats are progressively eroded by human activity.
www.aqua.org /animalencounters_deathadder.html   (271 words)

 APPGuide Online - Consumer Medicine Information - DEATH ADDER ANTIVENOM - CMI
Death Adder Antivenom is an injection designed to help neutralise the effects of the poison (venom) of death adders.
It is produced by immunising horses against the venom of the death adder and then collecting that part of the horse's blood which neutralises this poison.
Death Adder Antivenom is given to those people who become ill after being bitten by a death adder.
www.appco.com.au /appguide/drug.asp?drug_id=00098865&t=cmi   (634 words)

 Death Adder
Provided with a special costume and codenamed Death Adder, Burroughs was assigned to Roxxon's new Serpent Squad, whose first mission was to retrieve the ancient power object, the Serpent Crown.
While Death Adder was piloting the saucer there, it was suddenly severely damaged through unknown means and crashed in a building in the South Bronx in New York City.
Death Adder got into the cab but was killed when the driver shot him with an explosive bullet.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/d/deathadder.htm   (620 words)

 Death adder --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The death adder is one of the world's most dangerous snakes, though adults are only about 16 to 30 inches (40 to 75 centimeters) long.
Among the adders of the viper family are included the common adder (Vipera berus), the puff adders...
Puff adders are widespread everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa except in rain forests.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9310963   (857 words)

 Sega Roms Information: Golden Axe
Death Adder has taken over the once peaceful land of Yuria and murdered their friend and partner, Alex.
The very existence of Yuria is now threatened - Death Adder has kidnapped the king and his daughter, the beautiful Princess, and he is holding them captive in his castle.
Death Adder has also found the Golden Axe, the magical emblem of the land of Yuria, and plans to destroy it and kill the royal family unless all the people of Yuria bow to his will, swearing an oath of allegiance to his evil regime and accepting him as ruler.
segaroms.blogspot.com /2005/07/golden-axe.html   (1808 words)

 AVRU - Snakes
Death adders are found throughout most of Australia.
Three major species have been identified: the northern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus), which is found north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the desert death adder (A.
Unlike most snakes, the death adder will not necessarily retreat from humans and may therefore be more easily trodden upon or disturbed by the unwary.
www.avru.org /general/general_adders.html   (160 words)

Because Death Adders have a large distribution range it is difficult to give them a proper microhabitat in a captive environment.
Because of their sluggish nature, people often think that Death Adders are friendly and quiet snakes, this could not be further from the truth, Death Adders can be really unpredictable and will bite without any warning when you get too close or harass them.
In the terrarium, Death Adders make for undemanding captives, they don’t need a lot of space and, unlike other elapids, you can use nice plants and decor to make their enclosure look more natural.
www.kingsnake.com /elapids/deathadders.htm   (985 words)

 Australian Museum - Wild Kids - Reptiles - Common Death Adder
Common Death Adders are one of the most dangerous snakes in Australia and the world.
Common Death Adders shake their tail to lure prey close to them before they strike.
Common Death Adders have two to 20 live young in the one litter.
www.amonline.net.au /wild_kids/reptiles/death_adder.htm   (150 words)

 Snakes of Papua New Guinea : New Guinea Death Adder - Acanthophis sp.
Snakes of Papua New Guinea : New Guinea Death Adder - Acanthophis sp.
Death Adders occur in a variety of habitats including various forest types from sea level to around 1800 metres, grasslands, plantations and gardens.
Death Adders will wriggle their short tail to lure their prey, which includes lizards, birds and small mammals.
www.ecologyasia.com /verts/snakes-png/new-guinea-death-adder.htm   (260 words)

 Death Adder - Our FEARLESS Leader
Death Adder was the best sniper the Canadian JTF Team ever had.
Because of a substance abuse problem Adder left the JTF and went to work as a hired gun for the Canadian Mafia doing various jobs and high profile hits.
After the big payoffs, Adder realized he had ticked off some of the members of Parliament and was now a wanted worldwide criminal.
www.freewebs.com /carclan/adder.htm   (119 words)

 Wildlife of Sydney - Fact File - Common Death Adder
Death adders have relatively large fangs and toxic venom and, before the introduction of antivenom, about 60% of bites to humans were fatal.
The Common Death Adder feeds on frogs, lizards and birds and, unlike most Australian venomous snakes that actively search for prey, this snake sits in one place and waits for prey to come to it.
When an animal approaches to investigate the movement, the death adder quickly strikes, injecting its venom and then waiting for the victim to die before eating it.
www.faunanet.gov.au /wos/factfile.cfm?Fact_ID=289   (182 words)

 Australia Zoo : Birds
The four species of Death Adder are: the Northern Death Adder, Desert Death Adder, Common Death Adder and the Pilbara Death Adder.
The Death Adder is the master of camouflage, hiding beneath loose leaf litter and debris in woodland, shrubland and grassland.
The number of Death Adders has greatly reduced over the years because of loss of habitat and therefore, loss of food supply.
www.australiazoo.com.au /australia_zoo/amazing_animals/amazing_animals/reptiles_spec.php?BSPID=1   (1643 words)

 Death Adder
The Death Adder is found everywhere in Australia except for Victoria and Tasmania.
A Death Adder has 85 milligrams of venom and it strikes its prey as fast as lightning.
The Death Adder is often referred to as a Deaf Adder because it stays put when it is near humans.
www.usq.edu.au /users/weppner/dangerous/death_adder.htm   (282 words)

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