Snakes of Cyprus

When you say. In Cyprus you can meet a snake, do not be afraid! It happens very rarely and in certain places. On the beaches are virtually impossible to find snakes, as well as on the territory of the city. They like to dwell in gardens and vineyards, where many small inhabitants of the forest, which feed on predators. In Cyprus there are about eight species of snakes, three species of them are poisonous to humans. But the last case, fixing the bite with lethal outcome was recorded about twelve years ago. Most snakes are not dangerous to humans. They are rarely fit for human habitation.

«In Cyprus, you are more likely to die from an accident than from a snake bite” – said the expert on snakes Hans-Joerg-Will.

For fans of extreme and extravagant travelers, we offer you to visit a snake farm. It is not far from Coral Bay. The farm was opened in 1996 by the Australian Hans-Joerg-Bedlam, as you know Australia is famous for real masters on snakes. The reptile Park is working to protect snakes and demonstrate harmlessness of reptiles.

Experts on snakes say that Cyprus is a favourite place for snakes, even a Paradise, as it is warm and always warm sun, so here they bred rapidly.

In the centre for the protection of snakes is possible to see different species of snakes. The guide tells in detail about the life of reptiles, as well as the facts that you did not know before. Also visitors are encouraged to touch the snakes, which, of course, non-toxic, and to take pictures. The entrance to the center will be a symbolic sum.

But if you don’t happen to meet a snake. It is best not to move. According to the expert Hans-jörg-Viloma need to stand still and not try to catch snake or to touch her, this is a very big mistake that many inexperienced tourists. If you are still bitten by a snake, you should clean the wound with an entry and go to the hospital, if possible. But I hope that you will not wander around the wild forests and be careful. Moreover, the meeting with reptiles are extremely limited, so do not be afraid, but rather to enjoy the beauty of reptiles in the local centre for the protection of animals, where you can spend fun and exciting time.

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