How To Identify A Poisonous and Non-Poisonous Snake

 Poisonous And Non-Poisonous Snake


When we consider a Snake as our topic, we always check that the snake we discuss about is it poisonous or non-poisonous. Everyone is so excited about snakes. They are dangerous but we always see them special and we all love to see so many snake videos.

So today I'm gonna share a few information about how we identify if a snake is poisonous or non-poisonous. Majority of the snakes found in South India are considered to be non-poisonous. Of about 330 species, nearly 69 species are poisonous. How to identify which of them are poisonous and which of them are non-poisonous is a major question.

Poisonous And Non-Poisonous Snake Identification

  • If the tail of a snake is laterally compressed or flattened, then it is defenetly a sea snake and also highly poisonous. If the tail is cylindrical and tapering then the snake can be poisonous/non-poisonous.
  • If scales on the belly(ventrals) are broad enough to cover the whole width of the belly, then the snake can be poisonous/non-poisonous. If the ventrals and dorsals are small, then it is a non-poisonous snake.
  • If a snake has a triangular head with small scales and no loreal pit (the deep depression or fossa in the loreal area on either side of head) then it is a pitless viper then it is highly poisonous.
  • If there is a loreal pit on the head, then it is pit viper and also poisonous.
  • If the snake possess large shield on the head, then the snake can be poisonous/non-poisonous.
  • If  the vertibrals are small and the third supralabial touches the eye and nostril, then it is a poisonous snake.

The details that are recorded above is only a little information about poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. I hope that you like these information. if you do, then like us, share, subscribe and please comment.

1 comment:

  1. 99% of snakes in the Americas are harmless. Not like india or australia with lots of venumous snakes.

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