Today is World Snake Day. There are more than three and a half thousand species of snakes. Not all snakes are venomous.
The world day of snakes is an important day when it comes to highlighting the different types of snakes around the world. A snake is a reptile that belongs to the class of animal insects. When we look at a snake, it looks like a tube. There is no protrusion in it. There is a tail at the head and in the end, there is a long and complex body between them. The body of a snake has an amazing spinal cord. And it has all the organs and systems that a spinal animal has.
Snakes look at things with a keen eye and try to recognize them by their movements and movements instead of their size. In addition, snakes have a very good sense of smell. They recognize their predators and enemies and other things by sniffing. It also has the ability to recognize chemical particles in the air, whether they belong to a human being, friend or foe, or food.
World Snake Day Created
World Snake Day was created to help people learn more about these animals and to help them. There are about 3,000 known species of snakes in forests, icy climates and oceans around the world. They are 30 feet (9 meters) and a few inches in size. Of these, only about 375 are venomous and dangerous to humans. About 100,000 of the approximately 2.5 million people who fall prey to a venomous snake die each year.
No one can be indifferent to the mention of snakes, either he will show interest and liking for them or he will show fear of them. The question is, are venomous snakes really dangerous? What are the snakes that are better to get out of the way and if a snake ever bites, what measures should be taken?
Snakes Are Basically Harmless
The fact is that snakes are basically harmless. Here, Dr. Wolfgang Boehme, director of the Zoological Museum in Bonn, Germany, has been researching snakes for the past 40 years. “If certain precautions are taken, snakes will not be dangerous at all and most will escape,” he said.
Explaining the difference between venomous snakes, he says, “There are also extremely aggressive venomous snakes, and there are those that are slow in biting.” It is difficult to answer the question of why these slow snakes do not bite. It may not be necessary for the circumstances in which they live. In this case, they do not need this aggression in their specific environment. For example, sea snakes never bite, and whenever they bite, things can get worse.
Because these sea snakes do not usually bite, people in the Far East can easily catch them by hand. These snakes up to two meters long are eaten there with pleasure. Dr. Wolfgang Bohme describes the mamba snake found in the African continent as particularly dangerous. He says that although this snake usually tries to escape as soon as it smells danger, in order to save itself, it soon becomes very aggressive.
Mamba is fast-moving and tree-climbing snakes. They feed on frogs, birds or lizards that nest in trees, which mamba snakes can only control with their speed.
The same type of snake can have different types and intensities of venom and it depends on their diet. According to Dr. Wolfgang Bohme, if the venom or antidote is obtained from a snake in West Africa and the patient is bitten by a snake in Pakistan, the antidote will not work at all.
Snake venom destroys the body’s red blood cells, causing the body’s cells to begin to thaw. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300,000 snake-bitten people have to have their limbs amputated each year to save their lives. However, the venom of mamba, cobra and sea snakes is more dangerous, which directly affects the human nervous system and suffocates to death within a few minutes.
One way to avoid snakes is as Dr. Wolfgang Bohme says: “Humans should always walk with force on the ground because snakes are capable of feeling the most sophisticated and when they think someone is coming with a strong foot. They left the way. ”
The World Health Organization has now released a data bank, which provides all the information, pictures, treatment of snake bites and other useful tips about venomous snakes.