The usual fear of snakes peculiar to the majority of people caused by ignorance. Even a harmless snake is sometimes viewed with apprehension. However, there is no need to fear snakes if you have at least some idea about them and their habits, about how to distinguish poisonous snakes, about the simple measures to prevent bites and how to provide first aid in those rare cases where the bite took place.
The probability of being bitten by a poisonous snake is very small. Danger of death from snake bite is much less than the chances of dying in a car accident or from accidental discharge.
Forget about the exaggerated danger, which in the popular literature and various stories associated with snakes. Do not believe the rumors about the number, size and ferocity of the snakes that live in a particular area. The locals know all poisonous snakes, but also many harmless species of snakes can be represented as deadly. Statistics on the number of people bitten by poisonous snakes, unreliable. This is particularly true of deaf areas where dangerous snakes are numerous. Besides accidents almost always happen to those people who don’t wear shoes and therefore get a bite on the foot or ankle. So if you wear boots and pants, the danger Continue reading
Almost all snakes reproduce sexually, with the participation of female and male. Only certain species are capable of parthenogenesis, i.e. the reproduction is not transmitted sexually, and from unfertilized eggs without the participation of a male. There among the snakes, as a rare exception, and true hermaphrodites, i.e. individuals who are simultaneously female and male. Such exceptional case was recorded on the small island of Queimada-Grande, South America. There were found the snake, dubbed the island bothrops, among which, in addition to ordinary females and males, meet bisexual individuals who make up the majority of the population. These individuals are females, while the ovaries are the male copulatory organs and Mature testes. Such individuals may in some cases play the role of females and to breed, and the males are fertilizing other females (ordinary or hermaphrodite). The existence in the population of the island bothrops such unusual females is so efficient, the need for normal males has dropped, and their share in recent years has declined.
The female from the male in the overwhelming majority of snake species difficult to distinguish. The serpent the visible Continue reading
Sverdlovsk doctors expect an influx of patients with the bites of poisonous snakes in the next two months. In advance of the dangerous season they give the citizens of the region tips on how to do a snake bite, according to JustMedia .
Annually in the world, the bites of poisonous snakes get up to 500 thousand people, from them about 50 thousand die. In the Sverdlovsk region common common adder. Of poisoning with poison of snakes is found in all the districts of the region, including on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg (the areas surrounding lake Shartash, Baltym, Stone tents). In the current year in the regional centre of acute poisonings as of June 4 has already received two patients with Viper bite.
Poisonous apparatus snake ecoproducers consists of glands, ductless and doprovodem teeth. The length of the teeth is 5 mm. the glands adder about 30 milligrams of the poison. The poison acts on the blood, blood vessels, heart, liver, causes local tissue damage. In the moment of a sting the pain is not stronger than a pin prick, but after a few minutes the swelling increases, there is burning, Continue reading