The Poison Boy Podcast: PBP044: Leeches Falling From the Trees Like a Curtain

Poison Boy back from battling Hurricane Matthew to a standstill – worst casualty was an umbrella that literally exploded when I opened it in the middle of 75 mph winds. This episode is all about snakes – copperheads to be specific. Seen several patients in the past several weeks that have unluckily wound up on the receiving end of a ticked off pit viper. We talk about the snakes themselves, as well as the controversies surrounding treatment of copperhead envenomation. Then we discuss THE SNAKE CHARMER – a book guaranteed to keep you up all night. The we round out the podcast with a discussion of the events of the first week of October going back to prehistoric times when there were lots of snakes, most probably a whole lot scarier than the ones we have now. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Written by Poison Boy

Gerry O'Malley (a.k.a Poison Boy) is a board certified ER doctor and toxicologist with a interest in the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology. This site is an exploration of poisons of historical interest as well as in current events and pop culture.

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