Why are people scared of snakes? Why is it so contemptuously call them reptiles, blaming in all sins possible – from the first, inherited from eve and Adam? It’s not only in pathological mobility, visual “slipperiness” and a cold glance, which cause many instinctive disgust. The fact that some of these reptiles to humans are a real threat. Perhaps the fear of the snake – an echo of the genetic memory of those times, when there were no vaccines and medications, so almost every bite of poisonous snakes was deadly for the victim.
To be honest, there’s not that snake would dare attack the person itself – usually they attack only in self-defense. Although there are a particularly aggressive individuals who don’t need any special occasion to show your teeth ” in the full sense of the word. But the anger – is one thing, and the degree of toxicity – more. Today, when there are medications help the bitten people, some “bastards” ceased to be so dangerous, though the joy of a close acquaintance with them is ever going to do. But what kind of snake is anyway to bypass the tenth road, if you do not want to prematurely part with life?
It is widely known that not one snake on land in its ability to kill cannot be compared with the inhabitants of the ocean. The so-called sea serpent, which is often compared to the Cobra, more poisonous than Continue reading
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.
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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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