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India Horror stories: snakes, spiders and toads

In theory snakes in India are very even, a year from snake bites killed 50 thousand people. It is in a snake were the cause of my unwillingness to go to India, because it seemed to me that there are snakes everywhere: hiding under every stone and hanging on each branch.

Now, the first four-month trip to India not a single snake on the way I came across. It was the jungle and in various other habitats of snakes. Okay snake I have not met a loving person not to wear glasses. But the conversations with other travelers revealed the same fact: a snake in India is necessary to search for specially. Of course, some “lucky” and those who consciously sought out. But mostly snakes nobody saw.

The fact is that snakes don’t eat people, and catch mainly mice and rats, so the easiest way to come across a poisonous snake in the rice or barley field. It is therefore logical that one of those 50 thousand people that die every year from snakebites in India, almost all farmers, as the agricultural activity attracts creeping reptiles, but Indian doctors. which can inject anti-typhoid serum in the field about a remote village difficult to find, here and dying peasants. If the snake the snake will bite You and it will be given proper medical treatment, chances of survival are very high. The question is who will bite.

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Poisonous snakes

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

Poisonous snakes became active

Withbirately berries suffer from snake bites more often than GrisbNicky, because I move slowly and quietly.

In Sverdlovsk lustnau centre of acute poisonings admitted 18 measuring the bite of a Viper, COO described in a press-the Ministe of the Ministry of health. It is noticeable more than in the same period last year. According to doctors, the bites of poisonous snakes yli registered in different districts of region, including in Yekaterinburg Urga and around the city – Shartash and Baltym.

The snake’s venom is quite dangerous: it affects the blood, blood vessels, heart, liver, causes local tissue damage. In the time of the bite victim strong Oli doesn’t feel it, but after a few hours  becomes unbearable. The limb that was bitten by a snake, swells, prioretait agrevo-bluish color. The person experiences dizziness, you may experience shortness of breath, nausea, appear bitter taste in the mouth. The worst is when reptile bite through Vienna – the poison immediately enters the bloodstream, and the picture develops is tree.

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Poisonous snakes you can find in almost any place while traveling
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