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First aid for snake bites

Despite the fact that the number of casualties from snake bites is small, it is necessary to take certain precautions, should be monitored closely for shoes, avoid walking barefoot in areas where there are venomous snakes, because most often the bite is applied in the leg. To be able to distinguish venomous snakes from harmless to be able to provide first aid. To distinguish poisonous snakes from non-poisonous not only by the appearance of a reptile, but even in nature inflicted the bite. A poisonous snake leaves the skin with a trace in the form of two large, round wounds where the poison is injected, between which are two rows of small dots are the traces of small teeth. Unlike the wounds left by a venomous snake, markings bites of non-poisonous snakes (the snake, the boa) look like four rows of very fine dots.

All snake venoms mechanism of action are divided into 2 groups:

1) poisons acting on the blood (the pit Viper, steppe Viper, Viper) — there is severe pain, the affected area of the body turns red, develops swelling, increased or decreased temperature may be a fever, in the urine, the feces appears blood, the patient suffers from vomiting. In severe cases, the victim permanently loses the ability 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

The scariest snake in the world

On Earth a huge number of poisonous creatures, but even if the creature is poisonous, it does not mean that it is unsafe. For example, the scariest snake in the world Taipan (Taipan), but still it is not the most poisonous.

Taipan is considered the most insecure because of his anger and the presence of deadly poison, which according to various estimates is in the 3rd or 4th place for toxicity. Besides all this Taipan grows to the largest size of 3.5 meters.

These snakes live in unsafe, inaccessible areas of the Latest Guinea and Australia. But even here these snakes are not so little and they occasionally meet, but despite this, every year someone is suffering from the bites of this snake. When we meet the man with the Taipan. she behaves very harshly and attacks faster than other types of snakes.

A list of the scariest snake in the world continues ruses of the Viper, from the bites of which every year killed a lot of people in Sri Lanka, where she lives. But it should be noted that in Sri Lanka there is virtually no antidote from its venom.

Malayan krait (Malayan krait) is also very unsafe snake. Seeking 2 meters in length. She lives in Australia and South Asia, often creeps into the houses and yards of people, moreover, Continue reading

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