In the legends of ancient China tells the story of that dragon once there was a huge sea snake or a giant boa constrictor, swollen from the sea water in the Yangtze river.
Live large Boas and Kharkov zoo. Although to see their usual Kharkiv is unlikely. For the past four years as the entrance to the terrarium of the zoo is closed — emergency building on the brink of destruction. The roof of the cage, consisting of concrete slabs started to crumble. And simple repair in this case is not enough.
Once there was an aquarium for fish the local waters, says head of the Department of amphibians and reptiles of the zoo Olga Kalinovskaya, and when in 1995 marking the centenary of the zoo, was transformed into the current terrarium. Now the zoo management plans to restore the aquarium, and over it to build the pavilion-a terrarium. It remains only to find the money to build.
Thus it happened that now to exhibit a collection of snakes for the zoo anywhere. New housing received only crocodiles, lizards and small amphibians in the premises of the recently renovated monkey house. The rest live in various closed the eyes of the visitors spaces.
In Kharkov zoo today is home to 20 snake species, only about 200 individuals creeping. All of them are tropical snakes that were bred in captivity.
Creeping the oldest inhabitant of the zoo — a female 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
Extreme situation. Venomous snakes and lizards
A large variety of venomous snakes occur in the tropics, however, some space of the globe completely devoid of poisonous snakes, including New Zealand, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Polynesian Islands. Some species of snakes are more aggressive than others, and can attack with no visible signs of provocation. However, aggression is the exception rather than the rule. The danger from snakes cannot be ignored in areas of high temperature where they are active day and night during the hot months. In cold weather they are passive or hibernate. In arid and semi-arid lands of the snake is more active early in the morning, afternoon they behave sluggish and hiding in the shadows. Many snakes are active only at night.
Considered the most poisonous vipers from Europe, Asia and Africa; copper-red and cotton, maksinova snakes in North America; shrubby and some other varieties in the American tropics. This is a long snake with venomous teeth.
Ordinary vipers and vipers “trench” (found in the pits) typically have a stout body and flat head.
Widely known varieties of the present (normal) vipers are found only in Europe, the Russell’s Viper in India, Viper with a hood in South Africa, American Viper — in dry areas of Africa and Arabia, Gabon-sky in tropical Continue reading