Sorry SAG got to disagree quite forcefully here on points 1 and 2.
I write from the perspective of someone who lives in the Australian bush and snake bites here are a fairly common occurence.
If someone tried to kill a snake after being bitten they will in all likelihood be bitten again this double or trebles the amount of venom in their system. Couple this with the effort of trying to kill the thing and the person has a real good chance of dying or being very very sick for a very long time.
Tourniquets are a big no no, a compression bandage or wide strip of clothshould be used. The person should be kept CALM and the wound left unwashed so that the snake can be identified.
The following site run by the Australian government gives some good protocolshttps://www.healthdirect.gov.au/snake-bites
i think the average monger has about as much chance of being bitten by a snake in bkk as being mugged by a visiting martian.
Be careful what you pass on as truth, it could end up with someone dying.
No black mambas here but a good variety of other nasties. I have always found that by leaving them alone they leave you alone. The vast majority of snake bites here are caused by people trying to kill them.
Sorry to ramble on but I think it’s important that people have the right information in this case.