My pony got bit by a snake - struck twice, in the pecs!
Crazy! I didn't see it happen, just recognized the fang marks, one set a little lower than the other. Glad it wasn't venomous. All four punctures cleared up within a couple of days and one is still being a bit oozy and puffy so I'll keep an eye on that for crackly skin or stink that means staph. But I think we will be okay. The spots sure do itch really bad - he just LOVES somebody to scratch it but of course that just makes them swell again.
I've never been bit by a fanged snake, only regular snakes but I know how nasty of an infection you can get even from the little ones. I've read that some poisonous snakes can choose whether to release their venom when biting and sometimes they just bite dry if they are trying to just chase off a nosey pony for example. He's lucky he didn't get bit in the face. He must have been in a weird position for it to get him on the chest - like the snake must have been on higher ground maybe. He has been eating grass along the bank of the pond which is neck deep in vines and overgrowth so this doesn't surprise me.
I guess it is that time of year to watch where you step.