POLL – What Is Proper Way to Remove a Biting Venomous Snake?

This poll has closed. The results are below. How you remove a venomous snake from biting, is your choice. Ideally, you were prepared for a bite and had some mouthwash in a bottle close by. Mouthwash has been shown to stop the grip of snakes as they bite down.

If it’s a king cobra or something that can kill you within 20 minutes, you should probably jam something into its mouth to get it to release. Basically if a king cobra has you, get it off at any cost.

What is proper way to remove a deadly snake (cobra, krait, coral snake, taipan, etc.) from your finger if it won't let go?

  • Squeeze behind jaw to open the jaw up (72%, 146 Votes)
  • Rip it off as fast as possible (9%, 19 Votes)
  • Pry the mouth open with something (7%, 15 Votes)
  • Run it underwater until it lets go (7%, 14 Votes)
  • Blow on it's face hard (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 203

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