The diurnal Vipernart lives in bogs, wet meadows and the edge of the forest. When danger threatens, escapes normally. The encounter with people avoid them, they usually crawls at the slightest vibration of the soil. If someone comes too close and they feel cornered, snarls and hisses at you; only in the utmost Emergency, you attack the defense.

Biting a human, with their two poisonous teeth, it feels like a painful wasp sting. The skin swells up and violet turns. There are symptoms such as headache, Nausea, and vomiting can occur. Strong side effects are shortness of breath and circulatory problems. The dose of the poison is for healthy people harmless, until about seven bites of a Viper, it is risky. Only for children (because of their low body weight), as well as the sick and old people, a bite can be life-threatening.

After a snake bite it is helpful to try to catch a glance at the animal and identify the species. To a also non-poisonous snakes can bite, and on the other, the doctor can inject just the right antidote, if he knows the snake. In no case should Affected try the wound to burn out, suck, bond, or disinfect with alcohol. A loose Association to Cool, the affected area is quiet and a visit to the doctor is advisable.

The brown or grey cross otter can be recognized by their jagged pattern, this is a black copy of you is in the same colour. The Vipernart is very rare, therefore it stands under nature protection in Germany. In some States it is considered to be in danger of extinction. To blame are the rooms, especially the losses of your life, because more and more of the pastures and the forests disappear.

This article was written by Charlotte Lazy

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