Ashish Kumar/West Champaran. Whenever we encounter snakes, a different sensation spreads in the body. Just by looking at snakes, one feels as if Yamraj is standing in front of them, who will take away the life from the body at any moment, but do you know that only a few such snakes are found in India, whose bite can kill a human being. Death occurs. Today we are going to give you complete information related to snake rescue and ways to prevent snake bites. (Video credit: DEFCC)
Abhishek, project manager of Nature Environment and Wildlife Society and snake expert, has told some ways to handle snakes, which can save your life in any situation. If you find a snake in your house, the first thing you should do is keep yourself calm. If rescuers reach the spot then it is fine, but in their absence, first of all you should wear shoes and take a big stick and lift the snake from the middle of the body from a distance and then lock it in a big drum. Needed. Apart from this, even if snakes are covered with a sack, they become immobile and refrain from biting.
In India, up to 90 percent deaths occur due to bites of these 4 snakes.
Snake expert Abhishek said that most of the snakes found in India are non-venomous. According to the data released in 2022, a total of 343 species of snakes are found in India, out of which only 20 percent snakes fall in the category of poisonous and less poisonous. Of these poisonous snakes, there are only four whose sting causes 90 percent death. In India they are known as Big Four. According to a statistic, every year 40 thousand deaths occur due to snake bites in India. Of these, 36 thousand deaths occur due to bites of Big Four snakes. These include cobra (gehuvan), Russell’s viper (Suskar), krait and saw scale viper.
Do this in case of snake bite
According to Abhishek, the English Taipan is the most poisonous snake in the world, which is found in Australia. Death occurs within just 5 minutes of its bite. Whereas in India, except the King Cobra, you can survive for 1 to 2 hours after being bitten by poisonous snakes found here. King cobra releases maximum poison while biting, hence in this situation you get only 20 minutes time. In case of snake bite, if you get scared, the blood flow will increase and the poison will start spreading rapidly in the body. An incision should not be made on the bite even by mistake. The bitten area should be washed, tied with a cloth and taken to the hospital as soon as possible.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 19, 2023, 15:26 IST