If we talk about India only then thousands of people become victims of snakebite every year in our country. After coming across such statistics, the question often arises in the mind that how could we identify that a snake is venomous or not? If people have such information then it would be very helpful to save many people who get attacked by snakes.
Today we will tell you how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes. And how to identify venomous snakes by symptoms that occurs after a snake bite.
Identifying Common Features
* Look at the head of a snake. Most venomous snakes usually have triangular-shaped heads.
* A venomous or poisonous snake usually has a heat-sensitive pit there to locate warm-blooded prey.
* Only venomous water snakes swim with their entire bodies visible on the water.
* Bright colors are usually a sure sign of danger. Many venomous snakes come in an assortment of browns.
* Slit-like pupils are seen on poisonous/venomous snakes.
Identify venomous snake by symptoms after snake bite
By observing the signs that usually emerge within 15 minutes of poisonous snake bites, it can be clearly identified whether the snake was poisonous or not. Although these symptoms are largely dependent on the amount of toxin released by the snake but due to the following symptoms it can be easily identified that the biting snake was poisonous or not.
The symptoms that usually occur within 15 minutes of the venomous snake bite are as follows: –
* The skin color becomes reddish after a snake bite. Swelling occurs at that place and the sufferer experiences a severe pain.
* The person suffering from venomous snake bites starts having difficulty in breathing (in many cases breath is stopped, his eyesight starts weakening, and eye sight appears to be blurred ahead.
* The sufferer starts vomiting, start releasing saliva from the mouth, and the skin of the body starts exerting excessive sweat.
* In many states it is illegal to kill, capture or harass wild snakes of any sort.
* Cobras, Black Mamba’s and other types of very venomous snakes have round pupils, while red tailed boas, emerald tree boas and green tree pythons have elliptical eyes. Do not approach an unknown snake just because it has round pupils, it does not mean it is not venomous.
* Some snakes that look like they are non-venomous may be venomous or the other way around. Make sure you know the kinds of snakes in your area.
* Do not harass a snake or get extra-close to it to try to identify it.
Needless to say, if you’re bitten by any snake be it venomous or non poisonous get help immediately because the information given here is collected through Internet only. The information is just for informative purpose and we do not confirm its authenticity.