The five most dangerous snakes in Saudi Arabia

2024-05-20 2024-05-20T12:46:07Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - The wildlife in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is diverse due to its vast area and the diversity of terrain and climate that differ from one region to another, and with the increasing popularity of camping and camping in the wilds among citizens and residents, some risks emerge that may threaten visitors to deserts, and the most prominent of these risks is the presence of snakes. Toxic and deadly.

The five most dangerous snakes in Saudi Arabia:

  • Arabian Cobra: It is considered one of the most dangerous snakes found in the deserts of the Kingdom, as it can kill an adult weighing 70 kg with a simple dose of its venom estimated at 15 mg. It is known locally as "Umm Hawa" or "Al-Hanash", and is found densely near agricultural lands and fresh water. It is characterized by its ability to swim and its ability to inflate its neck to form a hood, in addition to its ability to raise the front third of its body to intimidate opponents.
  • The horned snake is the second most dangerous snake in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, due to its strong venom, which is enough to kill an adult man after injecting him with about 40 mg of venom. It is known scientifically as "gasperetii", or the horned snake, and its first name is due to the presence of two small horns on its head, while its second name comes from its distinctive lateral movement.
  • Jet snake: It is considered one of the highly toxic snakes, as it can kill an adult man with only about 90 mg of its venom. It feeds on frogs, lizards, rabbits, and fish, and is often found near swamps and ponds. It is characterized by its ability to fill its cavity with air and expel the air forcefully to produce a blowing sound when facing danger.
  • Black onion: Scientifically known as "walterinnesia", or onion, it is distinguished by its shiny black color. Its venom is capable of destroying blood cells in the human body, leading to paralysis and in some cases death. It lives in the desert environment and feeds on young lizards.
  • The black snake: Scientifically known as “atractaspis,” or black snake, it is shiny black in color and sometimes reaches more than a meter in length. It is found in rocky environments and mountain highlands, and often remains underground. Its lethal dose for laboratory mice is 0.0075 mg.

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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