Reptile Bites. Chapter 195. Crotalinae (Pit Viper) Bites. Bilateral depressions or pits between and below the eye and nostril Pit used to detect warm-blooded prey Large fangs that fold against the roof of the mouth Rattle snakes included. Diagnosis and Treatment. Local injury: fang marks
Clinically: neurotoxic, cardiovascular depression, renal impairment, and procoagulant toxins (intracranial hemorrhage)
Treat with antivenom
Brown snake below causes rapid death
Elephant with one bite!