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Venomous creatures

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:492
  1. Trevor Jackson (
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    Britain has less than its fair share of venomous creatures. The only poisonous snake is the adder, and while its bites can cause painful swelling and fever, they are rarely fatal. UK Safari (, a site for anyone interested in British wildlife and countryside, says that the last fatal adder bite in Britain was in 1972.

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