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Posted By AmandaDumo on 24 Jan 2010 05:28 PM
... got into a biking accident with my husband because a Japanese person stepped literally right out in front of me. We are both okay but seriously did they not learn to look both ways before crossing??
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Posted By KP on 24 Jan 2010 11:15 PM
Hello,A helpful topic, so I thought I'd add a note about a snake found in this area, the mamushi. According to http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/artic...862663.php ,
"The genus mamushi pit viper lives widely in Japan including Sapporo. Annually, nearly 3000 people suffer from snakebites. The toxicity of his venom is stronger than that of the genus habu, a notorious viper which lives in the Okinawan Islands. Though, most of the effects from the mamushi snakebite remain mild, as the snake is usually small and the amount of venom is limited. However, fatal outcomes have been known to occur. The mortality rate is reported to be 0.07-0.1 percent of all cases."
I've hiked quite a bit in the mountains around Zushi and Hayama and in the summer it's not unusual to spot a few snakes, including the mamushi. The picture I've attached was taken on the steps above Arden Hills. I once spotted a baby mamushi on a sidewalk in Arden Hills.Great pictures of the mamushi can be found here:http://baikada.com/JSM/?p=18" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://baikada.com/JSM/?p=18I don't know if they are on Yokosuka base, but I would not be surprised if there are some in the restricted areas above the tunnels and I would bet the farm they are in Ikego.I've never let the fear of snakes interfere with my hikes, but I do wear a pair of snake-proof boots in the summer.PS I couldn't attach the photos-one I took and another I found on Google images, but I think I can do so by adding a reply.The ones at http://baikada.com/JSM/?p=18" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://baikada.com/JSM/?p=18 are excellentFor some reason the links appear twice. Only the 2nd ones will direct you to the site with the nice pics/
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Or what to do when bitten?
Posted By MzPurpleLover89 on 10-31-2012 4:41 AM
Are there a lot of bugs in iwakuni, I have a serious phobia to these nasties. I suffer from anxiety attacks as well so imagine how bad I get. This is my biggest fear and now I'm not so excited to move to Japan. I know it seems childish but trust me I get bad. If anyone lives in that area can you please let me know, and if there are bugs what can I do to prevent them from entering my home.