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Spectacled snake not a worm, however.

So, a little about snakes.

More specifically misconceptions about them.

Well, the first misconception is prevalent everywhere: snakes slippery and cold.

Actually the scales of a snake is dry, velvety and pleasant on osapi. And the temperature depends on the temperature where the snake is. You do not say that the book or, for example, the lighter is cold, when take it from the table? And the Boas and pythons has its own minimum thermoregulation, so they mostly maintain the temperature at several (up to 15) degrees above ambient. if you want, of course.

The second myth: snakes hypnotize their prey.

It is quite far from the truth, although if you watch hunting snakes, as it may seem. Explain the reason: snakes don’t blink and hunt (not all, but many, especially the big ones) from ambush. Because a snake sits motionless until the prey can’t get to the distance of the throw; the throw is so fast that it is not always possible to notice. Especially with the habit.

Another myth: the rattlesnake buzzes before the attack.

Not quite. Bursting when she’s scared and just wants to warn that moved away, after which, by the way, she will most likely crawl back home.

To depart, it is necessary slowly, avoiding sudden movements. Anyway, when dealing with snakes sudden movements inappropriate.

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Types of snakes

Family: Acrohordidae Hornstedt = Warty snake

Family: Aniliidae Boulenger = Terete snakes

Family: Anomalepididae Taylor, 1939 = American worm snake

Family: Boidae Gray, 1825 = Lomonova [davoisne] snake

Family: Bolyeridae Gray, 1842 = Mascarene Boas

Family: Colubridae Oppel, 1811 = Colubrid snakes, wavie

Family: Crotalidae Gray, 1825 = Explosive [alkoholowe] snake

Family: Elapidae Boie, 1827 = Aspidova snakes, adders

Family: Hydrophiidae Boie = Sea snake

Family: Laticaudidae Laurenti = Ploskovaty, ploskogorie sea snakes, sea kraits, sea snakes amphibian

Family: Leptotyphlopidae Stejneger = Stenolaemata snakes

Family: Tropidophiidae Brongersma, 1951 = Earthen Boas

Family: Typhlopidae Merrem, 1820 = Clipsmake, blind

Family: Uropeltidae Gray = Withvalue snakes

Family: Viperidae Bonaparte, 1840 = snakes vipers and pit vipers, vipers

Family: Xenopeltidae Bonaparte, 1844 = Radiant snake

Brief description of the suborder

To the suborder of snakes are some of the most peculiar creatures: their unusual appearance, the original way of movement, a lot of the cool features of the behavior, the toxicity of many species.

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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.

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Snake Bite
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