India Horror stories: snakes, spiders and toads
In theory snakes in India are very even, a year from snake bites killed 50 thousand people. It is in a snake were the cause of my unwillingness to go to India, because it seemed to me that there are snakes everywhere: hiding under every stone and hanging on each branch.
Now, the first four-month trip to India not a single snake on the way I came across. It was the jungle and in various other habitats of snakes. Okay snake I have not met a loving person not to wear glasses. But the conversations with other travelers revealed the same fact: a snake in India is necessary to search for specially. Of course, some “lucky” and those who consciously sought out. But mostly snakes nobody saw.
The fact is that snakes don’t eat people, and catch mainly mice and rats, so the easiest way to come across a poisonous snake in the rice or barley field. It is therefore logical that one of those 50 thousand people that die every year from snakebites in India, almost all farmers, as the agricultural activity attracts creeping reptiles, but Indian doctors. which can inject anti-typhoid serum in the field about a remote village difficult to find, here and dying peasants. If the snake the snake will bite You and it will be given proper medical treatment, chances of survival are very high. The question is who will bite.
Assessment of the risk of being bitten by a poisonous snake in India
So, out of fifty thousand bitten to death ten thousand of the deaths occurring in those who sleep on the ground or on the floor. In India there are the so-called Indian krait, which likes to warm at night sleeping man, and the peasants just traditionally sleep on the floor or even on the ground. Sleep turns in his sleep, the serpent tail shut, she resents and bites. The neurotoxic venom, bites typically do not notice, and die in your sleep. The bad news is that even with the provision of timely assistance, the chances of survival of not more than 50%. The good news: You will sleep on the bed and most likely in the house without giant cracks in the walls, through which penetrates the krayt. In addition day Indian krayt usually sits in its hole and does not protrude.
There are Indian Cobra, dyuzhe evil, but she tries to warn, to prosipat. Poison, of course, deadly. But the habitat this snake mainly rice fields. And You rice have to eat, not to collect. The chance of running into the Indian Cobra is extremely small. In addition, this saves your Cobra poison, and not always the first bite contains a full dose of poison.
The name of the next snake is the Russell Viper. And it is just the problem. The snake lies in secluded places, and in the case of the approach of man is in no hurry to crawl or prosipat to prevent. In short, this is completely sick in the head bitch, and when a person comes too close to biting it, and even a few times. This bastard even come not have enough to approach.