Snake As Tourniquet

I find only three instances of this useful and innovative technique in all my searching. But surely there must be more...?

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 26, 2023
     Category: Death | Hobbies and DIY | Medicine | Reptiles, Snakes, Worms and Other Slithery Things | 1950s | 1990s

In Act 1, Scene 5 of Operation Sidewinder, by Sam Shepard, two people shoot up by using a dead snake as a tourniquet. The 1970 play is included in his The Unseen Hand and Other Plays, available at the Internet Archive.
Posted by Brian Chapman on 06/26/23 at 11:35 AM
Something like the hair of the dog that bit ?

The story about the coral snake begins nicely with biting the snake back, as if the guy thought, "Oh yeah? Well, my mouth is a lot bigger than yours. Look at this, Bubba."
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/26/23 at 12:26 PM
Great citation, Brian C.!
Posted by Paul on 06/26/23 at 01:01 PM
On 21 February 2018 Robert Schneck posted this item to his Historian of the Strange Facebook page with the comment: “News story or urban legend?”
“Snake Trick,” Long Beach Independent, Long Beach, CA, 14 May 1953. “At Escondido, Calif., Innoncenio Torres, 25, was bitten by a rattlesnake. His quick-thinking friends killed the snake, then twisted its supple body around Torres’ leg, making a tourniquet, which prevented the poison from spreading. Torres survived.”
Posted by Brian Chapman on 06/26/23 at 01:23 PM
The 1996 one looks fake, tough. Killing the snake that bit you, ok, but skinning it before knotting it on your arm? You cannot do this with a bitten hand!
Posted by Yudith on 06/26/23 at 06:12 PM
I find the ad about 'Living with PMS' well placed. Could that have been a coincidence?
Posted by Teri on 06/27/23 at 12:13 AM
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