General information: this is perhaps the most colorful snake of the genus Lampropeltis. The natural habitat of lactic snakes quite extensively: Canada, the Florida Peninsula, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Central America… 5800 kilometers – this is the area of its habitat. There are more than 25 kinds of dairy snakes, among which are noted:
They all differ in size and shades of color. And among these varieties, the fans of unusual Pets, having a pet. Despite its bright color, the snake got the “pastel” name ” milk. There is the story of that name. America has long been the cattle country, when for some unknown reason, disappeared milk, the culprit of this the locals believed it is the serpent who is memorable thanks to its original bright color and often met on the way to farmers. They believed that this bright snake “sucks” from cows milk. Hence they got this name.
With a life expectancy of 15-20 years.
Puberty – in 2 years, a gestation of about 70 days. Continue reading
Anywhere in nature you can meet the snake . You should not attempt to kill or catch, and she will flee the battlefield. Most often the snake crawls away from the loud steps of the man. Back off, creating a rustling sound. If you child, take him in his arms.
If you stepped on a snake and somehow caused her more anxiety, the more likely it will be to attack.
Keep in mind that a snake bite will not be able to charge more than 30-40 cm, and will not be able to bite through fairly thick clothing.
The only poisonous snake that lives in the European part of Russia is a Viper . External distinctive sign of the Viper — a characteristic zigzag pattern on the back, the color of the color is different, sometimes dark and poorly visible pattern.
Naaguveya snakes of this area are mainly represented by various types of colubrid — snakes, snakes, Copperhead.
Snakes have a long thin tail, very different coloration, but differ from other snakes “yellow ears” — a vivid markings on the head, usually yellow, but sometimes white and orange.
Sometimes the “ears” of the snake blend color on the entire body and difficult to see. So not an expert on snakes, in rare cases, the adder and the grass snake maybe confused.
There are many outward signs that distinguish Continue reading
The greatest danger to life are the bites of the Cobra, Viper, EFy. But they are common in the countries of Central Asia. For active tourism in Russia and neighboring countries these types of snakes are less important than poisonous vipers and Copperhead.
You must always remember about the possibility of meeting with these reptiles during the active tourism . In the habitat of the snakes you must have airy shoes with high shank, wool socks, trousers of thick fabric, tucked in boots or shoes with the stock loose, not tight around the leg tissue. Moving overgrown with tall grass areas. preferably staff ahead of the push grass, rough terrain and mountains with a stick to examine possible hiding places on the route. Snakes usually avoid contact with people, hiding in advance. But if it happens, should I allow a snake to crawl away from the road and not be suitable for curiosity’s sake to adopt a threatening pose the bastard. Typically, it is rolled into a spiral body of a snake, pressed against the head, hissing Copperhead vibrating the tip of the tail. The throw is fast and can reach a third of the body length of the snake and more.
At the bivouac in the evening, too, must be aware of possible snakes, zapolskih in a tent, sleeping bag, or the fire, attracted by its light and heat. To illuminate the road a lantern or torch. Lost thing is not to try to grope about in the dark, light Continue reading