more reason to hate them
Random fact: You’re more likely to be bitten by a dog or cat than a corn snake.
But anyways, lovely, just what snakes need - more bad rap. Why do people hate them so much? They’re such incredible creatures, and without them our world would probably be overrun by vermin. It makes me so sad, herps in general need more love I think :(
Though I’m not an expert on snakes at all, I know that there are many non-venomous species too, so not all snake bites are going to do that to your blood… (although I think it’s pretty damn cool that this viper can)
More reason to hate them???
I agree with the above post. Herps really need more love. The majority of snake species are non venomous and some of these, such as certain rear fanged snakes are not a danger to people.
However, venomous or not, all snakes still deserve our respect. Leave wild snakes alone and they will generally do the same for you.
Also, Venom is amazing stuff! Recent research into snake venom has revealed venom from the Black Mamba could provide a painkiller as effective as morphine [x], but much safer to use with fewer side effects. Other research has shown snake venom could help to cure cancer [x], diabetes [x] high blood pressure and more! [x].
Who knows? The ability of this venom to clot blood could hold the key to curing diseases like hemophilia.
Good additional info :) Give snakes, herps and other “creepy crawlies” more respect. Please. They’re not out there to hurt you.