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Old 09-07-2009, 01:24 AM   #16
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I (we) are sorry it happened! How is your son doing?
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:27 AM   #17
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Oh my goodness! What a terrifying experience for everyone involved!! So glad to hear that your little boy is doing better! Thanks for posting this warning to all people visiting the FL area! Some people think that just because you are on vacation, that everything is safe. I'm sure that you have helped so many people by posting this. I'm so sorry that this happened to your family!!!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:44 AM   #18
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I am so glad your little one Is safe,there Is truley a Angel looking out for him.You know I always start out looking out for my DS he Is 16yo but still I look out for him like he was 6yo, knowing there snakes all around,I cant Imagine my son going through that.But I always at some point let my guard down,and I always kick my self when I read things like this because thats when Its going to happen when we least expect It.Thank you for posting this It gives us all something to think about.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:03 AM   #19
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I too am glad he recovered and thank you so much for the warning. I wouldn't expect to be bitten by a snake at Disney so I'm glad you came forward to make people aware of the situation.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:06 AM   #20
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DUDE, $140,000 FOR AN ANTI-VENOM?!?!?!

What the heck is anti-venom made out of, magical unicorn umbilical cord blood? The snake bite part is absolutely horrible, terrifying...but that "they" would charge as much as we paid for our first home to help your kid...talk about over a barrel. That is absolutely insane.

Meanwhile, I am so glad to hear your son is okay - what a crack in the bubble of Disney Magic! I hope you guys can get in another vacation where everything is super extra magical...and like everyone else, I can't help but be curious if WDW had anything to say to you about this. Yowza!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:45 AM   #21
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I'm glad your son is ok, that is scary and thank you for sharing.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:52 AM   #22
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Thank goodness your little guy is ok - what a terrifying experience for all of you!

Thank you for sharing this with all of us...it's a good reminder to always be on the lookout.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:58 AM   #23
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Did you post this story before? I'm just wondering if I'm having serious deja vous, I could have sworn I read this same story word for word before. Hope your little one is ok.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:18 AM   #24
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I am so sorry that you had go through this. Thank God your son is alright. Thank you so much for the warning. I have cut through the landscape before where there is a little path that has been made by other people. I won't allow my children or me to do that anymore.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:24 AM   #25
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[QUOTE=AnastasiaTremaine;33474522] DUDE, $140,000 FOR AN ANTI-VENOM?!?!?!

What the heck is anti-venom made out of, magical unicorn umbilical cord blood? The snake bite part is absolutely horrible, terrifying...but that "they" would charge as much as we paid for our first home to help your kid...talk about over a barrel. That is absolutely insane.
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From what I understand, unless things have changed in the last few years antivenin is actually made from the snakes own venom, so you have to keep snakes and milk the venom to get antivenom. Hence the cost.

The child would have been treated regardless of the ability to pay, thats the law with emergencies.

I am so glad your son is okay, and thank you for the warning.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:38 AM   #26
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When dd was injured on Disney property, we never had to pay any hospital bill. I believe our health insurance and Disney settled on something, we never found out.
I would imagine Disney would pick up the tab on this one.

I am so glad your little guy is okay, I can't imagine the worry!
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:39 AM   #27
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Glad your son is better. I have a friend at work who owns and milks poisonous snakes. The reason that antivenom is so expensive is because it is made from snake venom which is basicley attained from private snake owners who risk their lives every time they milk a snake so it's not that easy to attain. Of course I've never heard of it being that costly must be in high demand in FL. Whic would make since. I think people forget that it is still fl which is full of things like lizards snakes and gators. Will difinately be careful this week. Thanks and good luck.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:33 AM   #28
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Glad to hear you son is ok.

A water moccasin is a very nasty snake I have lived in Fl. all my life and were we live in the woods about 26 miles from town I have had my share of them.

The guy next door just lost his dog to one last month.

They favor lying dormant on logs or limbs and at the waters edge of a pond or what not. Water Moccasin can be very serious.

We have a big black snake around the house ever now and then but he will keep the poisonous snakes away or at lest I am told that.

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Old 09-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #29
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Thanks for doing us all a favor by warning us. Glad your son is on the mend.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:01 AM   #30
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Thats horrible, and I'm glad he's doing better. Just an FYI for the rest of the folks reading, anywhere there is water nearby in the south you run the risk of running into a cottonmouth (water moc). As a biologist who works in water quailty, they are my least fav of all the snakes in the SE...b/c they are curioius, and nearly blind...which means they come towards noise instead of away (like copperheads).

Ron: the black snake you are referring to is probably a King Snake...and they are very good snakes...and they do eat other snakes. So a friendly. ;-)
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