The most common snakebites are caused by the Southern Pacific rattlesnake in Los Angeles County, but, in the Mojave Desert, the Mojave Green is also present.
The Mojave Green, however, injects a digestive enzyme with a powerful neurotoxin that attacks the nervous system and can paralyze its prey.
The car's driver has been charged with attempted murder after officials decided the snake, an especially venomous local variety known as a Mojave green
, was there to guard the drugs.
The rattlesnake was a variety known as a Mojave green
, whose unique venom contains a neurotoxin that can affect a victim's ability to breathe.
Horowitz, a Tehachapi physician, will discuss such creatures as the Mojave green
rattlesnake and scorpions.