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This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Bushmaster

Bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta)

Here are some links to information on the Bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim.


Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta)
Bushmaster Viperidae Lachesis muta  Snakebite Protocols
Case Report (408KB PDF file)


Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
powerful hemotoxin & Possibly Neurotoxic Urgent high lethality potential Local pain, swelling, blistering, necrosis + coagulopathy, bleeding continuous cardiac monitoring


Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta)

Links to Pictures of the Bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta)

Reproduction of Altlantic Bushmaster((Lachesis muta rhombeata) - 887KB PDF file #

Captive care by Earl Turner, Rob Carmichael and Rodrigo Souza - 573KB PDF file #


Janos, Google. wildanimalsonline

Note: Documents marked with #, are published here at the request of Dr Rodrigo Souza.

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Last update : 01/05/2009