Extreme situation. Venomous snakes and lizards
A large variety of venomous snakes occur in the tropics, however, some space of the globe completely devoid of poisonous snakes, including New Zealand, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Polynesian Islands. Some species of snakes are more aggressive than others, and can attack with no visible signs of provocation. However, aggression is the exception rather than the rule. The danger from snakes cannot be ignored in areas of high temperature where they are active day and night during the hot months. In cold weather they are passive or hibernate. In arid and semi-arid lands of the snake is more active early in the morning, afternoon they behave sluggish and hiding in the shadows. Many snakes are active only at night.
Considered the most poisonous vipers from Europe, Asia and Africa; copper-red and cotton, maksinova snakes in North America; shrubby and some other varieties in the American tropics. This is a long snake with venomous teeth.
Ordinary vipers and vipers “trench” (found in the pits) typically have a stout body and flat head.
Widely known varieties of the present (normal) vipers are found only in Europe, the Russell’s Viper in India, Viper with a hood in South Africa, American Viper — in dry areas of Africa and Arabia, Gabon-sky in tropical Continue reading
To date, the only method by which it was possible to save the life of a man bitten by a poisonous snake, was the timely introduction of a special serum. However, despite the fact that this drug has to be administered to the affected person as soon as possible, serum are available only in clinics. Now the situation has become much easier – American scientists have developed a spray that you can carry.
Created a new drug for the treatment of snake bites
We, the residents of the middle band, the bites of poisonous snakes is that familiar from the stories of Rudyard Kipling, whereas in some tropical countries the mortality rate from snake bites is only slightly behind deaths from AIDS.
According to the who, worldwide each year from the bites of poisonous snakes to the death of about 125 thousand people. Cause of death most of them (75%) is that the transportation of the victim to the nearest clinic, where available anti-typhoid serum, takes too much time.
Typically, serums are only supplied to medical facilities because of its cost. To have such medicines in their kits is allowed only to members of certain professions, such as Smelova, professional hunters, geologists.
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A very large representative of the genus, reaching more than 2 meters in length. The representative of the only two species of bog on the African continent.
Inhabiting rain-forests and on the plains along the rivers almost throughout Equatorial Africa from West to East. This Western Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Senegal, the Gambia, Benin, Liberia, Guinea, Congo, Zambia. Species readily climbs trees and swims well, is commonly found in scrub, where it hunts birds. Leads nocturnal. Bites to humans are quite dangerous.
This species is named after American naturalist and Explorer William Blanding’s turtles (1772 – 1857). Very interesting and quite a rare snake in terms of content. The peculiarity of this species, in addition to obscure systematic belonging to the genus Boiga by Toxicodryas is rare for snakes sexual dimorphism. Males of this species have bluish-black body with yellow bases at the head and yellow spots in the anterior third of the body. Females have a grey body with brown spots and stripes. Fry first colored the same as adult females, but very quickly the males peretsvetayut.
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