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Snakes of Cyprus

When you say. In Cyprus you can meet a snake, do not be afraid! It happens very rarely and in certain places. On the beaches are virtually impossible to find snakes, as well as on the territory of the city. They like to dwell in gardens and vineyards, where many small inhabitants of the forest, which feed on predators. In Cyprus there are about eight species of snakes, three species of them are poisonous to humans. But the last case, fixing the bite with lethal outcome was recorded about twelve years ago. Most snakes are not dangerous to humans. They are rarely fit for human habitation.

«In Cyprus, you are more likely to die from an accident than from a snake bite” – said the expert on snakes Hans-Joerg-Will.

For fans of extreme and extravagant travelers, we offer you to visit a snake farm. It is not far from Coral Bay. The farm was opened in 1996 by the Australian Hans-Joerg-Bedlam, as you know Australia is famous for real masters on snakes. The reptile Park is working to protect snakes and demonstrate harmlessness of reptiles.

Experts on snakes say that Cyprus is a favourite place for snakes, even a Paradise, as it is warm and always warm sun, so here they bred rapidly.

In the centre for the protection of snakes is possible to see different species of snakes. The guide tells in detail about the life of reptiles, as well as the facts that you did not know before. 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

The Danger of Thailand for backpackers

What are the dangers in Thailand: reptiles and element

Going on vacation in the friendly Kingdom of Thailand, we are all expecting sun, sea and coconut trees. Polite and good-natured Thai people, delicious and spicy local cuisine set us on a relaxed holiday. But do not forget that this state is in the tropical zone, so the wildlife here is quite extensive.

What are the dangers in Thailand can trap a tourist? What is best to be prepared so as not to regret later?

Danger in Thailand for tourists

1. A poisonous snake.

In Thailand a lot of snakes. Most are completely harmless, but some are poisonous. Some sting may fast enough to kill you, but even if this does not happen, the damage to the body can be very severe, the poison is extremely toxic thing.

Here, for example, found a King Cobra that reaches a length of four meters! While it preys on other snakes, and thus has a destructive danger to the fragile human body. So no need to walk outside of marked pathways. And watch your step!

2. Dangerous spiders.

Also, as in the case of snakes, most of these insects are not dangerous to humans. Despite the fact that Thailand is inhabited by almost two dozen species of spiders that are poisonous are just a few. But there is also a terrifying black widow, the venom of which Continue reading

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