1. First, we need to know some facts about snakes:
- Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica
- Less than a third of the entire snake species in many places are venomous.
- Snakes have no eyelids
- Snakes can lay eggs and some can give birth to live young
- Most snakes are immune to their own venom
- Australia has around 140 species of land snakes, and 32 recorded species of
- sea snakes
Their natural habitat is in water, trees and the bush; however, they can be found almost anywhere, including the backyards, in your pipes, and even in people’s shoes.
2. Ok, we will identify Venomous and Non-Venomous Snake:
- A venomous snake will have a rough triangle-shaped head. It is designed by nature to allow the venom glands to sit just behind the eyes and towards the back of the head. The gland releases venom. This travels through an accessory gland and is delivered to the unlucky recipient through needle-like fangs. Non-venomous snakes, though perhaps similar in other bodily characteristics, can be identified by their slender head. It is free of the deadly venom sacks that identify their deadly cousins. However, this type of classification is not always foolproof. Some venomous snakes, like the sea snake or coral snake, exhibit a slender head. While some harmless snakes “puff” up their heads to mimic the look of venomous vipers.
- Non-venomous snakes do not have the same fangs and venom that poisonous. This group of snakes many live near the water and in trees.
3. Some most dangerous snakes
- Tiger snake
- Mulga snake
- Coral snake
4. What we have to do if we see a snake?
- Remain calm!
- Stay still, don’t panic, try to move slowly away, and ask an adult for help.
- When walking in the bush, avoid open-toed shoes and wear long pants.
- If you are bitten it is important to stay calm, don’t try and capture the snake, call emergency.