Bite garden snakes

These two native snakes are poisonous

If we come across a snake while walking, we immediately ask ourselves: is it poisonous? Here are reptiles from Austria that do.

The local flora and fauna is diverse. And so in Austria there are snakes not only in the zoo behind glass, but also in the great outdoors. Precisely because the meandering reptiles are rather shy and we don't see them that often, the fright at a sighting is often great. Is the snake poisonous? We provide the native species in front. It's better not to let two bite you.

Adder (poisonous)

The Adder has a distinctive pattern on the back and one broad head. Females are patterned brown-black, males gray-black. There are also black specimenswho mostly live in higher altitudes and who one Hell vipers is called. Adders love sunny places, but also want to be able to hide quickly in a safe hiding place.

Horned viper (poisonous)

The Horned viper (also sand viper, horned viper, sand otter) is the most poisonous snake species in Central Europe. She mainly lives in the south of Austria in Carinthia and Styria. However, specimens have also been seen in Tyrol and Burgenland. It is easy to recognize by that Horn on the tip of the nose.

After the bite: Domestic snakes are not life threateningly poisonous. However, their bite is very painful. In any case, you should consult a doctor. And you shouldn't try to vacuum the wound!

Dice snake (non-toxic)

The Dice snake can be recognized by the olive-brown coloring and the cube pattern. Like all vipers, it has large scales on its head. It is very rare and loves warm, sunny places close to water.

Smooth snake (non-toxic)

The Smooth snake lives on sunny forest slopes with lots of grass, scrub and stones. When in danger it hisses ominously loudly. She is at the brown coloring and the often heart-shaped pattern on the top of the head. The head is almost not separated from the body.

Grass snake (non-toxic)

The grass snake is the most common snake in Austria. It belongs to the water snake and lives in and around bodies of water, but also in damp meadows and near compost heaps. The scales on the top of the head are large and you can easily recognize them by the often yellow color on the neck. In the event of danger, the grass snake often plays dead and emits a stinking secretion.

Aesculapian snake (non-toxic)

The Aesculapian snake can be up to two meters long. Since it is actually too cold for her in Austria, she mainly lives in the east and south of the country. Your Scales are olive-brown and she has a yellowish belly and large eyes.

Slow worm (non-toxic)

The Slow worm is actually not a snake, but one legless lizard. Hence, she has movable eyelids. It often lives in dense deciduous forests, but also in parks. The slow worm is absolutely harmless.

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