Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting (cont.)
Cone Snail Sting Prevention
- Avoid picking up cone shells; if a person does pick up a shell, they should be wearing proper gloves and carefully grasp the large end of the shell.
- If any part of the snail begins to stick out from the shell, the cone should be dropped immediately
- If you must carry the shell, carry it by the large end of the shell
- Never carry the shell inside a wet suit, clothing pocket, or dive suite buoyancy compensator.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/24/2012
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