Selection of beautiful pictures of snakes — and not so poisonous — from all continents.
Keeled grass too. The snake is non-venomous, and the snake yawns after a hearty lunch, to reinstall the jaw and catch my breath.
Mamba Jameson . graceful green snake of the length two meters, the venom of which has a nerve effect. Deny the muscles of the respiratory system and the victim is slowly but surely suffocating. Then the serpent eating it. It lives in Africa. There is still the black Mamba, its length 4 meters, which is as poisonous as the green, but I am afraid of it anymore. There is a belief that if a black Mamba crossed the path, wait for death. Or she will crawl and bite, or just die from an accident. It is believed that the bite of a deadly Mambo, but it is not. If within one hour after the bite to take the serum, then survival is guaranteed. To escape from the snake is almost impossible, Mamba moves at a speed of 11 km/hour.
Rainbow boa constrictor, inhabits South America, especially a lot of snakes in the Amazon. It feeds on small animals, most large animal who can strangle him, – it’s a big rat. If you feel the danger, and can bite, but they are not poisonous.
Mexican non-venomous king snake of the family geobrush. Lives in Mexico, Continue reading
Discovered new species of snakes and arthropods
It would seem, at the dawn of the new Millennium, it is difficult to find new species of animals, but yet scientists continue to surprise us. Research is successful quite often: for example, in South East Asia were found unique flying snakes. but in Indonesia – the new Gecko. And again found unknown fauna.
Long-term field and laboratory work by a group of zoologists led by Omar Torres-Carvajal (Museum of Zoology, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador) led to the discovery in the forests in northwestern Ecuador a new species remnevidnyh thick-headed serpent, which was named Imantodes chocoensis.
To allocate a new view that allowed features of the structure of the head. Later DNA analysis confirmed the hypothesis and allowed us to determine the closest relatives of snakes. They were members of the species that live in the Amazon basin on the other side of the Andes. “One possible explanation for the differences Imantodes chocoensis and its closest relative is that the uplift of the Andes have divided the original population into two parts, each of which has evolved into a separate species,” said Dr Torres-Carvajal.
Remnevidnyh thick-headed snakes live in Mexico and Argentina and are different from other snakes of the New World with Continue reading
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