Dnepropetrovsk rescuers increasingly have to travel to unusual challenges — catching snakes. And if before creeping reptiles penetrated, mostly in rural houses, the other day a snake scared mistress apartment in the center of Dnepropetrovsk. Meter adder somehow get on a balcony railing of the second floor skyscraper. Rescue workers wearing protective suits, had to use makeshift net to catch the unwanted guests, and take her out of town.
As the "facts" inRegional centers of central board MOE, to such calls this year, they went more than once. But the identification of reptiles is not part of their job, and there is no emergency services professionals snakes. Therefore, reptiles and remained unidentified.
However, theHead of the Department of Zoology and Ecology of Dnipropetrovsk National University Victor Gassclaims that the steppe viper, which occurs naturally very rarely and is listed as endangered, often confuse the water snake. Because, in contrast to the usual, it does not have yellow spots on the head. Previously, this kind of snakes lived in the Lower Dnieper, but now due to the heat wave it to proliferate and to settle up the Dnieper, reaching already to Dnepropetrovsk.
— By the way, for the same reason, migrate and spiders karakurt that previously found only in the Kherson region — emphasizes Victor Gass. — The main thing — do not show aggression to snakes and spiders — and then they will not touch you. If bitten by a viper after all, you need to see a doctor immediately, as its poison, though not very strong, but is fraught with allergic reactions and kidney damage. Viper can be distinguished by a zigzag line down the back, the color she is from dark to black sand.
Another reason for the appearance of snakes in Victoria Gass said hobby some people exotic animals. Buying a home for snakes terrarium fans of exotic not ensure their reliable content. Rather, it is a snake and was on the second floor balcony in the center of Dnepropetrovsk.
However, the toxicology department of the 4th City Hospital is not considered alarming. "We have every steppe viper bites treated about 20 people — said the" fact "Head of the Department of Toxicology Nicholas Shinkarenko,- And no patient died. There is a good antidote to sufficient resources. "
Natalia Garmash, the "fact" (Dnepropetrovsk)