What to do with a snake bite

Varsenia Masalygina
22.06.2016

What to do with a snake bite?

Snakes are a special class of reptiles, of which there are about two thousand species in the world. Appearing in the era of the dinosaurs, they evolved and were able to adapt to different conditions of life. Snakes are both capable of causing fear and admiration, but it is still better to avoid encounters with them.

Snakes in Russia

Every corner of our planet is inhabited by snakes, so a person can easily become their victim. Of course, it depends on how poisonous the snake is and how aggressive it is.

The video below shows the most venomous snakes of the CIS countries:


Two species of snakes are common in Russia: snakes and vipers.

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Already - a non-poisonous snake. It has a large and slightly oblong head. Average length does not exceed 1.5 meters.

Lies on the grass

They have a variety of colors, but the primary colors are dark and olive.

Their diet consists of mice, fish, frogs.

The distinctive feature of the snakes is two light symmetrical spots of almost white color.

Viper

In Russia, the most common venomous snake is considered to be a viper. The length of the snake does not exceed 65 centimeters.The color of the viper is orange, red, blue, brown.

Red viper

Life expectancy reaches 15 years, but there were cases when the snake lived to 30.

It feeds mainly on lizards, rodents, amphibians.

A special sign of the viper is the band that runs along the back, its color is darker than the main color.

Habitats

Snakes and vipers prefer the same terrain.

Snake in the water

The best habitat for them are lake and river banks, marshes, forests. They love to bask in the sun and spend a lot of time swimming in the water.

Snake behavior

Neither, nor the viper first attack people. This can only happen if they step on them.

Noticing a person nearby, these snakes try to hide as quickly as possible. If the snake did not have time to hide, then it immediately begins to take a defensive position.

She tries as aggressively as possible to behave in front of a person, this is manifested in a hiss, hostile outbursts of the head forward.

In cases of real danger, the behavior of the snake and the viper differs significantly from each other.

The Viper is defending

For example, it pretends to be dead, and the viper, on the contrary, begins to show serious aggression.

What to do with a bite?

When confronted with a viper, it is necessary to eliminate all sharp movements, and try to retreat smoothly and slowly back.

In that place where poison of a snake got, edema is instantly formed. It is followed by dizziness, headache, nausea, internal blood coagulation occurs.

Viper bite site

If the case is very difficult, then there are changes in the kidneys and liver.

Viper bite looks like two wounds at a distance of just one centimeter from each other.

If you get bitten, there will be only minor scratches.

Viper bite is very painful. It is considered the most dangerous if it is closer to the head.

In cases of a snake bite or another poisonous snake, you should eliminate any panic, and act clearly and decisively, adhering to certain rules:

  • You need to call an ambulance and begin to carry out urgent actions yourself.
  • The victim should be placed horizontally, since this situation will contribute to slowing blood flow and the spread of poison.
  • After it is necessary to try to suck the poison from the wounds with the help of the mouth. But this can be done only for those who lack any damage to the mucous membrane.
  • To open the woundsenough to squeeze the skin at the site of the bite to speak of blood. You can also make small incisions and squeeze out blood a little.
  • All poison that has been sucked out should be spat out. The process of extracting a toxic substance can take 10-15 minutes.
  • A tight and clean bandage is applied to the bite site.
  • It is very important to keep the limb, where the bite was inflicted, in a real state.
  • The victim should consume as much fluid as possible, which will help reduce the concentration of toxins in the body.
  • To relieve an allergic reaction should drink antihistamines.
  • After rendering first aid, you need as soon as possible to deliver the victim to the hospital.

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