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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

Create a new drug for the treatment of snake bites

To date, the only method by which it was possible to save the life of a man bitten by a poisonous snake, was the timely introduction of a special serum. However, despite the fact that this drug has to be administered to the affected person as soon as possible, serum are available only in clinics. Now the situation has become much easier – American scientists have developed a spray that you can carry.

Created a new drug for the treatment of snake bites

We, the residents of the middle band, the bites of poisonous snakes is that familiar from the stories of Rudyard Kipling, whereas in some tropical countries the mortality rate from snake bites is only slightly behind deaths from AIDS.

According to the who, worldwide each year from the bites of poisonous snakes to the death of about 125 thousand people. Cause of death most of them (75%) is that the transportation of the victim to the nearest clinic, where available anti-typhoid serum, takes too much time.

Typically, serums are only supplied to medical facilities because of its cost. To have such medicines in their kits is allowed only to members of certain professions, such as Smelova, professional hunters, geologists.

Employees of the Department of anesthesiology of medical Continue reading

The scariest snake in the world

On Earth a huge number of poisonous creatures, but even if the creature is poisonous, it does not mean that it is unsafe. For example, the scariest snake in the world Taipan (Taipan), but still it is not the most poisonous.

Taipan is considered the most insecure because of his anger and the presence of deadly poison, which according to various estimates is in the 3rd or 4th place for toxicity. Besides all this Taipan grows to the largest size of 3.5 meters.

These snakes live in unsafe, inaccessible areas of the Latest Guinea and Australia. But even here these snakes are not so little and they occasionally meet, but despite this, every year someone is suffering from the bites of this snake. When we meet the man with the Taipan. she behaves very harshly and attacks faster than other types of snakes.

A list of the scariest snake in the world continues ruses of the Viper, from the bites of which every year killed a lot of people in Sri Lanka, where she lives. But it should be noted that in Sri Lanka there is virtually no antidote from its venom.

Malayan krait (Malayan krait) is also very unsafe snake. Seeking 2 meters in length. She lives in Australia and South Asia, often creeps into the houses and yards of people, moreover, Continue reading

The Bites of poisonous snakes
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New species of snakes and arthropods
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Molting in snakes
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