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World Snake Day UPSC NOTE

 World Snake Day

  • World Snake Day is observed on July 16 every year to create awareness among the public about the importance of snakes in the ecosystem.

Poisonous and Non-poisonous Snakes

  • There are more than 3,500 species of a snake around the world.

  • Of the 3,500 species of a snake around the world, there are only around 600 that are venomous. This is less than 25 percent of snakes! 

  • There are only 200 species of snake that pose a considerable risk to human life as well.

  • Among the venomous snakes, the King Cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah) is the most deadliest. 

    • It is mostly confined to the hilly areas. 

    • It can jump from tree to tree and can eject its venom into the air. 

    • A person can go blind if the venom falls into his/her eyes.

  • The other poisonous snakes include the Viper, which has oval or diamond-shaped patches on its body. 

    • Its venom can cause blood clots and muscle decay. 

  • Krait is another poisonous snake with a horizontal white or yellow stripe. Kraits eat insects and control pests,

  • Krait is another poisonous snake with a horizontal white or yellow stripe. 

    • Kraits eat insects and control pests.

  • Sea snakes like Hydrophis and Enhydrina are very poisonous. 

    • They mostly live in the deep waters but sometimes swim in the shallow water and accidentally get caught in the nets of fishermen.

  • The largest non-poisonous snakes are the pythons, which swallow their prey and coil around trees to crush their prey to death.

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