Yikes is right! If I had seen it bite me, I probably would have had a heart attack and died foresure!!! Not lucky, just very blessed with guardians! Very fatal! If the initial bite doesn't get you, you then have to watch for any kind of bleeding for 10 days after getting bitten because you can bleed to death anytime within that 10 day period. But I have to say that I had been eating a lot of hot peppers, cleansing my lymph glands with calendula tea, and feeding my thyroid with dulse for months before I got bitten. I think also that I was guided to do these things. Sure glad I listened!!! but energy levels haven't been too good since, and my leg bothers me from time to time still - so I rest when I need to, and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my damn snakeboots!!!