Snakes of Crimea, whether they should be wary

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Is there a snake in the Crimea

Долина Привидений, Алушта, Крым Snake in the Crimea in the "Valley of ghosts"

The nature and climate of the Crimea differs from most of Russia, and therefore here you can find plants and animals that cannot be seen in the natural environment in other regions. In this regard, travelers and tourists, a reasonable question arises: "are There any snakes in the Crimea, and dangerous? Are there poisonous snakes?"

Yes, snakes in the Crimea, and there is a small probability to meet them during a walk through the mountains and forests, while Hiking and overnight stays in the nature. But the Crimean snakes do not pose a serious danger to humans: deadly poisonous species on the Peninsula there, and the chance to meet other that live here are very small.

Of the seven found in the Crimea species of snakes, five are completely harmless. These include Copperhead, ordinary and water snakes, leopard and chetyrehpolozyj snakes. The last two species are rare and protected, with more luck they can be found in the area of Karadag. Smooth snake, small snake copper-yellow color, is widespread, along with an ordinary snake.

Water snake prefers rocky shores of the Azov sea. Come across individuals with a length of over two meters that look scary, especially being encountered under water, but contact with people they actively avoid.

Dangerous snakes of the Crimea

To spoil the guests, steppe Viper and yellow-bellied snake. They are dangerous, but not fatal, so if you see them, don't panic. It is useful to be able to distinguish these reptiles from their harmless counterparts.

  • Степная гадюка Steppe Viper is a snake of medium size, with a length of about half a meter. The most common on the Kerch Peninsula. Body grey, with an earthy undertone, the spine is a zigzag row of dark spots. Poisonous, but bites only as a last resort: when she was taken or nowhere to crawl away. Serious harm to the health of a Viper bite will not cause, however, to consult a doctor in this case should without delay, especially if the bitten child. Deaths from the bite of a Viper in the Crimea is not marked.
  • Полоз желтобрюхий The yellow-bellied snake is the largest reptile of the Crimea, reaches a length of up to 2.5 meters. Dark olive green, the abdomen light yellow. Rare. Venom, but can bite hard. Able to chase the offender, moving in large jumps. Lives in dry ravines, open forests, rocky gorges and ruins.

How to protect yourself and loved ones

  • Snakes are most active in the hottest months: June to September. At this time, to visit nature reserves, ruins and wild beaches should be done with utmost care. Children should not be left unattended: driven by curiosity, they can trigger an attack.
  • Noticing the snake, you need to calm to work around it at a distance of 3-4 meters, without making noise and sudden movements. Threatening behaviour, hissing and sharp attacks during the retreat of the person stopped.
  • In no case should not try to catch a snake: in addition to the tangible bite you can get and other troubles. Water and common snakes, for example, to protect emit a cesspool of fetid liquid, and wash which is very difficult.

It is important to remember that snakes are a part of the ecosystem of the Peninsula. A stone thrown into a snake of fear or for fun, it can undermine the nature of the Crimea irreparable damage.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
519030466412 August 16, 2018
Today took took the top of the dome kornerot. Hand does not burn, touched a hand to his forehead and felt a faint pricking as from nettles. Long roars washed under running water. ...
Re: September 3, 2018
"no less dangerous than all of the above animals and insects. "that - yeah)))) ...
admin 4 September, 2018

I wonder what does your "Yes"? Like grammatical errors no, actually corresponds to. ...
Re: September 4, 2018
If you added to the list of jellyfish, fish, snakes, insects never cease to remain animals.
Enough: "all of the above animals."?
Really catches the eye, and therefore wrote. ...
admin 4 September, 2018

Well, true in some part. Not all I wrote, there are third-party authors. You have signed up, just easier on the forum to chat. ...
Nastasty September 5, 2018
Friends, Hello! Was anyone recently on the Big Sevastopol Tropez? Say (write) that there are not allowed everywhere, there are guys with machine guns, checking papers, some exercises until the end of September. On Ilyas-Kaya too, they say, is not allowed, the tape is stretched. Going for the first time, and I would like to the Temple of the Sun to get in.
I ask because we like to embellish and to catch up with panic. See if anybody saw anything, who knows? ) ...
admin 6 September, 2018

I don't really know, but it can be. Read, like there military even some a Bay "lopped off" to suit your needs. ...
Larisa898 October 5, 2018
I also think that the Crimea is better in September. ...
Larisa898 October 5, 2018
a lot less people and quieter) ...
Lika3000 19 November, 2018

In the temple of the Sun do not get the problem, don't know about any war is a speech? You can reach the Temple of the sun both from the Laspi, more gradual rise or a Falcon, but it is recommended for those who have bad poor physical training. Was here in October. Very atmospheric place. Liked it much more than the ay-Petri plateau, although now it can be reached by car or cable car. In General, if you want to visit the places of power in the Crimea, there are simpler routes) ...

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