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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

The Most dangerous snakes

Not all of us can determine precisely where the dangerous Viper, and where peace uzhik. And after all we are on holiday in the forest love to gather flowers in the field, travel in a hot country… And sometimes do not realize that there may lurk danger to our lives is a dangerous snake.

On Earth there are over 3 thousand species of snakes, among which, the fourth part relates to threat. They live all over the planet, except ice of Antarctica. Snake venom is a complex composition, the mixture of proteins. When injected into the animal or human body instantly affects the respiratory tract, can lead to blindness, thickens the blood or a tissue necrosis. The consequences of the bite depend on the type of snake.

Snakes never attack people first, in most cases they bite for defense. But still, it is very difficult to understand how to behave when meeting with a snake, especially because “reptiles” are different character – pissed, peaceful, aggressive… and tactics of different attacks – lightning strike, make this a very unclear way, without warning. This behavior of the snake as approved in the role of best predator.

Where does that leave us in practice? Get acquainted with the “enemy” is about snakes to get detailed Continue reading

Young Naturalist

Turbolocator operates on the principle of an ordinary optical rangefinder used, for example, for focusing in the cameras like “Vigilant” or FAD, which are called “alyuminii”. The same principle is constructed and the mechanism of our vision: we look at the subject from two points, our vision is binocular. “Binos” — the Greek for “two”. If for some reason, one eye sees worse, it is much harder to determine the subject distance and generally oriented in space.

The only poisonous snake is not only our latitude, but most of the territory of the country of adder — distinct signs of turbolocator, i.e. pits on the head, no. However, the Viper, and alcoholemia, well-versed in the dark. Darevsky I. S. considers heat & smoke detectors are located by the vipers right into the scalp.

Best of all, the serpent smell. Hitting poison the prey, she is in no hurry to catch up with the doomed victim. Nevertheless soon will definitely find it on the trail, and accurately determines the direction, even if there are a lot of other similar marks.

Other adults, especially guys, unnecessarily and precautions are taken to examine bird nests, abandoned burrows and hollows, putting my hands under driftwood and rocks where they can hide the Viper. And those Continue reading

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