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A 10 year boy was out hiking with his family, several feet ahead of everyone else. He heard a rattle, felt a sharp pain in his leg, and may have seen a snake slither away into the underbrush. He is brought to the ED 40 minutes after the event. On exam, his vitals are normal, and he has a bite mark with 2 punctures on his right calf. There is no surrounding swelling or discoloration, and the compartments are soft. He complains of pain, but no paresthesias.

Which of the following is inappropriate management?