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The Most beautiful snakes on the planet

Selection of beautiful pictures of snakes — and not so poisonous — from all continents.

Keeled grass too. The snake is non-venomous, and the snake yawns after a hearty lunch, to reinstall the jaw and catch my breath.

Mamba Jameson . graceful green snake of the length two meters, the venom of which has a nerve effect. Deny the muscles of the respiratory system and the victim is slowly but surely suffocating. Then the serpent eating it. It lives in Africa. There is still the black Mamba, its length 4 meters, which is as poisonous as the green, but I am afraid of it anymore. There is a belief that if a black Mamba crossed the path, wait for death. Or she will crawl and bite, or just die from an accident. It is believed that the bite of a deadly Mambo, but it is not. If within one hour after the bite to take the serum, then survival is guaranteed. To escape from the snake is almost impossible, Mamba moves at a speed of 11 km/hour.

Rainbow boa constrictor, inhabits South America, especially a lot of snakes in the Amazon. It feeds on small animals, most large animal who can strangle him, – it’s a big rat. If you feel the danger, and can bite, but they are not poisonous.

Mexican non-venomous king snake of the family geobrush. Lives in Mexico, Continue reading

“Types of snakes”

In the legends of ancient China tells the story of that dragon once there was a huge sea snake or a giant boa constrictor, swollen from the sea water in the Yangtze river.

Live large Boas and Kharkov zoo. Although to see their usual Kharkiv is unlikely. For the past four years as the entrance to the terrarium of the zoo is closed — emergency building on the brink of destruction. The roof of the cage, consisting of concrete slabs started to crumble. And simple repair in this case is not enough.

Once there was an aquarium for fish the local waters, says head of the Department of amphibians and reptiles of the zoo Olga Kalinovskaya, and when in 1995 marking the centenary of the zoo, was transformed into the current terrarium. Now the zoo management plans to restore the aquarium, and over it to build the pavilion-a terrarium. It remains only to find the money to build.

Thus it happened that now to exhibit a collection of snakes for the zoo anywhere. New housing received only crocodiles, lizards and small amphibians in the premises of the recently renovated monkey house. The rest live in various closed the eyes of the visitors spaces.

In Kharkov zoo today is home to 20 snake species, only about 200 individuals creeping. All of them are tropical snakes that were bred in captivity.

Creeping the oldest inhabitant of the zoo — a female Continue reading

Guidance for the safe transport of snakes

Below is a series of images showing how to make the safe transport of snakes in hot weather and in cold weather.

The first shows the main elements that you need to make your own a safe transport box for snakes. You’ll need a sturdy cardboard box, one sheet teploizoljatsionnogo of polystyrene of a thickness of 2.5 cm(this is a special type of foam that is sold in DIY markets. It is much denser than normal foam and has a hard plastic coating that stays sticky tape) and a sharp knife. The second picture shows the best packing tape is one of those that you can buy. It is very comfortable and durable packing tape. When transporting animals to save on strength it is impossible.

Here the image is collected, but not fully stocked box for transport. Make sure you stick the tape on all internal seams of the box before you put it in the foam.

The partition separates a small chamber with cold or hot packs. Dividing the foam must have a small hole size of 1 5 cm. It will allow cold or warm air slowly to cool or heat the compartment with the animal. Don’t forget to glue all joints on both sides.

Once you do, you can lay down and on the sides of the compartment bags (chilled Continue reading

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