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Old 06-15-03, 07:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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actually, on my search for different poisonous mammals I encoured many occurences of "venomous and poisonous are not the same thing". Following this, I used a couple dictionaries (online and book) to find the definitions of each word which were clearly different.

The debate is not important when dealing with spiders and snakes (they are both poisonous and venomous) but they are when dealing with animals that, say, excrete a toxin from their skin or claws, such as platypus, poison arrow frogs, and 2 species of birds.

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