Published on December 8, 2009
Slide 1: Everything about Snakes… Dr. Nishith Dharaiya HNG University, Patan Slide 2: Systematic position and some facts… Phylum : Chordata Sub phylum : Vertebrata Class : Reptilia Order : Squamata Sub order : Serpentes Slide 3: 2900 In the World 250 in India ~ 9% 50 Poisonous ~ 20% 18 In Gujarat ~ 7% 4 Deadly Poisonous ~ 8% Size Range: 10 cm (Thread snake) to 25 ft. (Python and Anaconda) Study of snakes : Ophiology Slide 4: Four commonly poisonous snakes Cobra Makes hood Most common in Gujarat Neuro toxin type of venom King Cobra : South India Burrowing Cobra : Africa Spitting Cobra : Africa American Cobra : South US Water Cobra : South America Slide 5: Krait Deadly Poisonous White bands in pairs Shiny black-brown colour Nocturnal Feed on other snakes Neuro toxic venom Banded Krait Sind Krait Black Krait Ceylon Krait and other five.. Slide 6: Russel’s Viper Long triangular head, Chain like pattern on body Very short tail, When disturbed, it coiled and hisses and bite through large fangs. Haemotoxic venum Give direct birth to young Mimicry Slide 7: Saw -scaled Viper Carpet viper, Very quick, bites frequently Very short tail, When disturbed, it coiled and produces sizzling sound. Haemotoxic venum Give direct birth to young Very short in size (45-60 cm) Slide 8: Other common snakes… Checkered Kill back Snake In and around water Indian rock Python In dense forest, near water Slide 9: Rat Snake Most common snake around houses Fastest snake of India Long up to 9-10 ft Climb a tree very fast Slide 10: Cat Snake Very calm, friendly snake Feed on insects Slide 11: Trinket Snake Found on tree, very calm snake Red Sand Boa Slide 12: Snake bite… Most suspected body part: Leg and Hands Identification is very important Slide 13: Anti Snake Venom Primary treatment Slide 14: Do NOT believe these… Snake never dance on charmer’s tune Snake do not feed on milk Snake could not be identified in to male and female Snake never take revenge, never capture your photo No snakes are having mustaches No snakes possesses diamond (Mani) There is nothing like “Ichha dhari sap” Slide 15: Do believe these… Snake are harmless Snake are friends of the farmers Snake balances the ecosystem Do not panic and spread rumors Snake bites are not lethal, if treatment given at the right time If snake bites, always consult Doctor Always be careful… Safety first ! Do not handle snakes, if you could not identify the snake. Slide 16: If you find snake around you… Do NOT Kill the snake They are very important in many ways They never want to be around human habitation Call some one who can identify and rescue snake Do not believe and encourage snake charmers Slide 17: Snake Shows & Snake Rescue Training Over 20 Students trained First Aid after Snake Bite Started Snake Rescue Till Date More than 500 snakes rescued 60% Poisonous 10% Rare 3 New Records Slide 18: Protect Snakes Conserve its Habitats..!!