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Table 1 Snake species, number and percentage of bites

From: A study of snake bite among children presenting to a paediatric ward in the main Teaching Hospital of North Central Province of Sri Lanka

Type of snake Number %
Venomous   
Russell’sviper (Daboiarusselii) 5 12
Krait (Bungaruscareuleus) 3 7
Cobra (Najanaja) 1 2
Saw Scaled viper (Echiscarinatus) 1 2
Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnalehypnale) 8 18
Mild venomous   
Mapila (Boigaceylonensis) 4 9
Wolf snake (Lycodonaulicus) 1 2
Non venomous   
Asian rat snake (Piyas mucosa) 1 2
Watersnake (Xenochrophisasperrimus) 2 5
Unidentified 18 41
Total 44 100