Shield-nose snake Venom (Aspidelaps scutatus) are rare but there are reportedly neurological symptoms associated with the bite and according to literature no deaths have been reported. However many rural people in Botswana claim that this snake has inflicted fatal bites. It is quite possible that many fatal bites are not reported.
Shield-nose snake Venom (Aspidelaps scutatus) is a venomous snake in the family Elapidae.
It is found in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Namibia.
Shield-nose snake (Aspidelaps scutatus) Venom is mildly cytotoxic and neurotoxic, causing local swelling and necrosis. Respiratory failure may occur but is rare. There is no antivenom for the bite of this snake and patients must be treated symptomatically.