Hi, I’m Ginger Black. I’m a professional snake
handler with Expert Village. Okay. We have our pseudo snake bite victim here who was
prepared enough to bring his Sawyer extraction kit with him. Inside the kit you have a cheat
sheet telling you what you can use this kit for. There are sting relief pads for bee and
ant stings, things to that effect. Alcohol prep pads. A couple of Band-Aids. The extractor
itself. The tips that belong in it. And a razor. You want to begin by taking one of
your alcohol prep pads and very gently cleaning the bite location. Your razor. You want to
very gently shave around the bite location to remove any hair there. Remove your extractor.
And, choose a tip that is an appropriate size for the wound. You want something that will
cover both punctures from the fangs. If the snake was too large to do with one tip, you
may need two extraction kits. You’ll pull the plunger back on the extractor. Put the
tip on the end. Place it over the puncture wounds. And push the plunger in. This draws
the skin up into the tip and will suck blood and venom from the victims skin. You don’t
want to leave it on anymore than thirty seconds at a time. To remove it, simply pull the plunger
out. Take it off. Clean the site again with a prep pad. Clean the kit. And, replace it.
Go through the whole process again. You want to do this as many times as possible within
the first five minutes after the bite.