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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.

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Poisonous snakes of Africa

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Venomous snakes of Africa.

Africa, second largest continent on the planet, with a territory of over 30 million square kilometers with a population of almost one billion people, is a country of diversity, ranging from tropical to subtropical temperatures, to an amazing African Safari. Known about the millions who died from the bites of poisonous snakes of Africa and insects.

Poisonous black Mamba snake.

Africa has many deadly poisonous reptiles — Black Mamba is one of them. Black Mambas are actually brown or olive color, it is the most dangerous poisonous snake of Africa . Without a special serum, which was introduced no later than several minutes after the bite, the person dies.

The black Mamba can strike and bite their prey up to twelve times within a minute, and each shot will produce enough toxic poisons to kill an adult human. Adult Black Mambas can reach speeds of up to 20 kilometers per hour, grows to 2.5 meters in length. She will attack if cornered, scared or if she feels threatened. The black Mamba is deadly, can kill any person who is not ready to meet with her.

The Gabon Viper is a poisonous snake.

This species lives in Central Africa, Eastern and Western States produces the largest amount of venom of any snake in the world, one bite can kill a person within minutes. Reptiles are beautifully colored, with pink, brown, black spots. Continue reading

Snakes of Cyprus

Immediately make two important observations:

First, for snakes in Cyprus only 11 species, and only one of them really represents a danger for the person. Believe me, 11 types — it’s not enough, even in Central Russia there are many more.

Secondly, in coastal cities no snakes. So if you are afraid of encounters with these animals or panic afraid of them — not on the beaches of the Mediterranean sea meeting with them definitely not happen.

Dangerous and poisonous snakes of Cyprus

At least some real risk to a person present only three species of snakes:

Venomous snake Viper

This «lady» related to the family of vipers, it is worth to remember and to avoid. Venomous snake Viper is extremely dangerous, its venom has a strong hemolytic action: getting into the bloodstream, it destroys red blood cells, affects blood vessels, leading to clotting (leading to severe edema, hemorrhages and blockages of blood vessels). Note: after being bitten by a Viper cannot apply a tourniquet! Man need as quickly as possible to deliver to the nearest hospital, Continue reading

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