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Poisonous snakes you can find in almost any place while traveling

How much do we know about Sea serpents?

And that not having very many species and subspecies.They live in the tropics and subtropics,two oceans, the Indian Pacific,from Japan to the North,to Tasmania and New Zealand in the South,from Africa,California and Peru in the East.In the Atlantic there is not one species of sea snakes.Their habitat is rocky coasts of Islands,algae and sea grass.

Bonito

Sometimes there are hundreds of thousands.They are woven with tangles and prefer to lie on the bottom.Some species of snakes feel comfortable as in seawater and in freshwater,in rivers so a lot of them.On the rivers they rise to the top for hundreds of kilometers,but then still down towards the sea,the sea is the source of their food.

In food they use smaller fish and various inhabitants of the deep sea.Some snakes are able to swallow food bigger than the weight of the snake several times.Only one sea snake that has the exotic name Bonito,lives apart for many hundreds of kilometers from the coast.She hunts only when on the sea surface calm,the fish rises to the top and at this point,palamida begins the hunt.

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Snakes of Cyprus

Immediately make two important observations:

First, for snakes in Cyprus only 11 species, and only one of them really represents a danger for the person. Believe me, 11 types — it’s not enough, even in Central Russia there are many more.

Secondly, in coastal cities no snakes. So if you are afraid of encounters with these animals or panic afraid of them — not on the beaches of the Mediterranean sea meeting with them definitely not happen.

Dangerous and poisonous snakes of Cyprus

At least some real risk to a person present only three species of snakes:

Venomous snake Viper

This «lady» related to the family of vipers, it is worth to remember and to avoid. Venomous snake Viper is extremely dangerous, its venom has a strong hemolytic action: getting into the bloodstream, it destroys red blood cells, affects blood vessels, leading to clotting (leading to severe edema, hemorrhages and blockages of blood vessels). Note: after being bitten by a Viper cannot apply a tourniquet! Man need as quickly as possible to deliver to the nearest hospital, Continue reading

Miscellaneous poisonous snakes

A very large representative of the genus, reaching more than 2 meters in length. The representative of the only two species of bog on the African continent.

Inhabiting rain-forests and on the plains along the rivers almost throughout Equatorial Africa from West to East. This Western Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Senegal, the Gambia, Benin, Liberia, Guinea, Congo, Zambia. Species readily climbs trees and swims well, is commonly found in scrub, where it hunts birds. Leads nocturnal. Bites to humans are quite dangerous.

This species is named after American naturalist and Explorer William Blanding’s turtles (1772 – 1857). Very interesting and quite a rare snake in terms of content. The peculiarity of this species, in addition to obscure systematic belonging to the genus Boiga by Toxicodryas is rare for snakes sexual dimorphism. Males of this species have bluish-black body with yellow bases at the head and yellow spots in the anterior third of the body. Females have a grey body with brown spots and stripes. Fry first colored the same as adult females, but very quickly the males peretsvetayut.

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