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
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