Types of Poisonous Snakes in Costa Rica
There are two types of poisonous venoms in Costa Rica and one comes from the vipers which is called hemotoxin which affects the blood and muscles. The other comes from the corals which is called neurotoxin which affects the brain.
Here in Costa Rica there are around 600 snake bites every year and only 3 - 6 of those bites end up being fatal. That is a low number of snake bites if you think of all the agriculture workers along with all the eco-tourist that travel through Costa Rica every year. One of the reasons for such a low fatality rate of these bites is thanks to the the Law #13 in 1926 which is the "Law of Protection of Ophidism" and the works of Clodomiro Picado who was a Costa Rican scientist from 1887-1944 which is a accredited of being one of the first to discover snake anti-venoms. There is now anti-venom for snakes in every hospital in Costa Rica.