How to behave when meeting with a snake?

  How to behave when meeting with a snake? On the territory of the CIS live about 55 species of snakes. Dangerous to humans are the only Viper, virtually all of their varieties, as well as EFA, halys, viper and cobra. Snakes, and copperhead snakes have no poison glands and therefore they are totally harmless.

   Myths. It is only in Hollywood giant anaconda falsely persecuted indiscriminately Americans. The snake never attack FIRST! It's quite peaceful and beautiful inhabitants of our planet. " Lightning shots "(Cobra, for example). Remember Kipling. There Mongoose quite successfully resisted the snake. By the way, our ferrets - also nimble "guys" and is also not averse to hunt for snakes. And "dash" viper does not exceed, as a rule, a quarter of its length, which equals only 15-25 centimeters.

  The conflict between the snake and the man Usually occurs through the fault of man. Snake bite only in self-defense, if it stepped on or caught unawares. To this did not happen, you need to follow some very simple rules. If you see a snake, do not try to catch, harass or kill him (for what? "Just because you are afraid of it?), And she quietly hides. Try not to move silently - to hear your steps, snake upolzet, but you will not even know that she was nearby.

  Who is more at risk of being bitten. More than just a "high risk" are the people in the field and in the marshes, because pastures and moss-grown soil near swamps downing steps. Snake just can not hear you. Collectors berries also have a certain percentage of risk because, unlike the mushroom, move slowly and quietly. There are cases when a snake crawled into the tent to tourists or sleeping bag to warm up. If you were in this situation, do not make any sudden movements, you have a chance from close range to admire the reptile. A short time later the snake itself upolzet without causing you absolutely no harm.

  If the collision could not be avoided But it happens. For example, like a viper in sunny weather to warm up on old tree stumps. At this point, they lose their vigilance - you can accidentally frighten her, and then the bite is almost guaranteed. No need to panic: time and money you have plenty. First, try to understand who you are bitten, because it may be innocuous individual. Venomous snakes are different and non-toxic so that the poisonous pupil of the eye is vertical and has an elongated shape. Do snake on the head two yellow spots.

  Symptoms of a snake's bite. The appearance of redness in the area of the bite, sores appear around the large tumor, rapidly deteriorating state of health, headache, body temperature rises sharply. In most cases there is vomiting.

  What? Most have to bite on a limb, usually feet, so suck the poison from the wound to reduce intoxication, you can hardly. Moreover, this method is effective only if you apply it within one to two seconds after the bite, but the resulting shock and the state of stupor or panic, you take away these precious scraps of time. In this situation, best to apply a tourniquet. The bitten limb should lie still, and he himself the victim must be lying in a quiet position, so that the blood circulating in the body as slowly as possible. It is also helpful to drink a diuretic, tea or infusion, to part of the poison out of the body naturally. If there is no diuretic, just drink plenty of water.

  Alcohol. Not only is not recommended, but strictly forbidden in this situation, because any alcohol dilates blood vessels, and the poison will be absorbed into the body much more intense.

In fact, if we talk about the snake, their bite, subject to these simple rules, is not dangerous to human life. In any case, you must contact the medical facility to get you an injection antitoxic serum.