Piggy bit my fingertip off

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Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Stratters » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:09 pm

And ATE it!

Been to Drs, they fell about laughing, dressed it and have told me to go to A&E. That'll teach me to use plastic tweezers in future :(
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Arny » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:05 pm

Sorry strat but this did make me chuckle :) hope your finger heals soon. Have you got a pic of the bitten finger?

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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Stratters » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:22 pm

Darling daughter has taken some very gory pics, I'll upload them when I get home. It's quite amusing, the Dr asked if I was the lady with the shark bite.

Good thing I love that bloody fish :D
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:14 pm

I <3 gory pics!
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Stratters » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Here they come!

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And my Brave Girl sticker from the Dr

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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Stratters » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:05 pm

Rather disconcertingly for everyone waiting to be seen, I could hear "Lola? Lola? Ahh, there you are, you must be my lady with the SHARK BITE" :D
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Arny » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:55 pm

Ouch. Looks painful

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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Stratters » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:19 pm

It is ridiculously painful.

See that scar on my ring finger? That's where I fell off a chair, and punched out a window, severing the tendon. And you can't see my thumb, but there's a nice chunk of that missing, where I was chopping up horse carrots and the knife slipped.

I am incredibly accident prone :D
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by El Scorpio » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:32 pm

A couple of years ago Camille ripped a nice chunk of skin out of my finger near the cuticle which I went to the doc for. Just for fun, I asked him for a copy of the paperwork and had him change the diagnosis to "Nommed by Pufferfish." I still have it around here somewhere...

But yeah - don't stick your hands in your puffer's tank while they're hungry or eating. Seriously, don't do it. Big or small, salt or freshwater; don't matter. They'll nail ya.

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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Master of Puffers » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:06 am

OUch!

A couple of years ago my now ex-BIL had a piece of his finger bitten off by a pirahana which he declared in Shakespearian language...really hurt!
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by J-P » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:13 am

sorry for your loss... they do make kevlar gloves though. They are used in the food industry for prep work. Might be handy to have on hand (pun intended). ;)
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Master of Puffers » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:19 am

El Scorpio wrote:A couple of years ago Camille ripped a nice chunk of skin out of my finger near the cuticle which I went to the doc for. Just for fun, I asked him for a copy of the paperwork and had him change the diagnosis to "Nommed by Pufferfish." I still have it around here somewhere...

But yeah - don't stick your hands in your puffer's tank while they're hungry or eating. Seriously, don't do it. Big or small, salt or freshwater; don't matter. They'll nail ya.
Or when you think they are asleep... I hvae a small scar on my little finger where an poorange banded puffer bit me while I was clearing some plants from the tank. KIt took all my strength of will not to wrentch it off my finger but to gently persuade it to part from my finger.
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by RTR » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:55 am

All fish-tank injuries are high risk. Marine TB is horrible and can be quite difficult to treat. Protect yourself first, last, and always.

Never, never, never put a hand with an unhealed injury in a fish tank. The microbes can be worse than the bites, but the bites can be potentially doubly dangerous - first the bite injury and then the secondary infection of that injury site.
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by purplecandle » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:36 am

You guys have mean Puffers! Knock on wood, I've never been bitten by mine. I clean the tank and they stay out of they way.
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Re: Piggy bit my fingertip off

Post by Stratters » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:49 am

He didn't mean to, it was my fault for hand feeding him. I have ordered plastic forceps to feed him with <fool>
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