The spider tailed viper is also a common species of viper, a dangerous venomous serpentine in the genus Vipera. The first specimen of this species was only recently identified in southwestern Iran and is endemic to southwestern Iran. It was named after a local resident who was the first to notice the strange snakes on trees in the mountains. Snakes in this family are well-known for their fearlessness and curiosity, and these snakes have even been recorded from biting their prey while being slowly boiled alive! This article will give you an insight into this snake and how to deal with it properly.
These snakes usually reach a length of around 5 feet when fully mature, although a record length of 14 feet has been recorded. They generally live in moist forests, swamps and slow streams. They feed on small animals and insects, as well as eating leaves, seeds and fruit. The most toxic part of the body of this snake is the venom injected by its tail, which contains a neurotoxin.
A Spider Tailed Viper can be found in two different color varieties – green and orange. The green color is most often found in captivity. Orange colored snakes are more commonly seen in the wild. When captured, they will wriggle helplessly in their cage, sometimes showing signs of aggression. They should be handled cautiously, since they have powerful bite attacks.
A Spider Tailed Viper generally loves a warm, dry snake to prey. Rattlesnakes, kingfishers, copperheads and other snakes are the perfect meal for them. They also enjoy carrion, such as chicken, rabbit, deer and sheep. Their long bodies allow them to hide in brush, rocks or under dense bushes, waiting for their next victim. Some have been reported to go after dogs and cats. Their bites can cause major problems, with joint and muscle pain, swelling and bleeding.
The venom injected by the Spider Tailed Viper can cause death within three hours from contact. Its potency varies according to the size of the snake, but is often fatal. A moderate amount of venom will not kill a human, but will affect the muscles and tendons severely, allowing the bitten area to swell in a short period of time. It will also create severe muscle weakness and cramps. Over time, the victim may develop kidney failure due to the damage caused by the venom in the kidneys.
In order to avoid an attack, avoid contact with the spider. This includes handling them or handling any of their eggs, unless there is no danger involved. A bitten person should wash the area immediately with soap and water and cover the bite with a bandage. Pain will be moderate, with urination and difficulty in breathing indicating that the venom has been taken out. There will also likely be some swelling and bruising of the skin, and a foul smell coming from the wound.
The venom injected by a Spiders Tailed Viper contains proteins that are injected into the animal. Some of these proteins act on the nervous system, causing unconsciousness and respiratory failure. Some of these proteins also break down the red blood cells, causing bone marrow disease.
The bite is most serious, if it is not treated immediately. Immediate medical treatment may prevent permanent tissue damage. The possibility of organ rupture exists in cases when the venom is injected into the animal’s brain. Some of the other less dangerous bites include allergic reactions such as itching, hives, and swelling of the face. If this type of bite occurs, seek immediate medical attention.
The Spider Tailed Viper may sometimes bite an affected limb, but the odds of this happening are very rare. The snake will normally look for a leg to strike. If one is available, the snake will strike the leg before moving onto the body. The legs of most people are not available for walking after being bitten by a Spider Tailed Viper, so medical treatment is usually needed to prevent permanent tissue damage.
The bite is very painful. The tissues around the site of the bite can become raw and irritated for several days. This may cause swelling and bruising. The symptoms will usually begin to fade within a week after the bite. The majority of people who are bitten never require medical treatment. They will experience temporary pain and discomfort, and a general feeling of discomfort.
In rare instances, Spider Tailed Vipers have been known to cause death. The toxin injected into their body may cause weakness or paralysis. However, because of the limited number of bites that result in death, the chance of death from this snake is usually very low.