creepy crawlies and snakes in bush+lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
boatmasterlondon
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creepy crawlies and snakes in bush+lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

hello, i am just wondering if there are many dangers in the bush in kerala.

i guess there are poisenous snakes which i will do a search on after this post.

does anybody know of any other poisenous things like spiders and scorpiens that i should watch out for.

i am pretty carfull and wont be trudging through the undergrowth and leaves disturbing sleeping snakes and will check for webs on branches when passing by trees,

i just wondered if anyone knew anything about the dangers of the wild life out there, big or tiny.

thanks.

cheers,alex.

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The biggest King Kobra = 20ft is also there ...Austin Steve(National Geographic) found one....on his search for the biggest kobra on the planet
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hmmm, king cobra. the venom could kill a man in a few minuits.

it may be wise to get a small amount of anti venom and learn how to administer it.

thanks viksheku.

so thats

1. king cobra. danger- poisenous venom
2. mosquitos. danger- malaria, chikungunya, denge.

any other animal to look out for?

i supose mosquitos count. so i will add that too, even though i hav'nt been to india yet.

cheers, alex.
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We do not have yellow fever here.

Mosquitoes: malaria, chikungunya, dengue

but not yellow fever.
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Have heard that it's not a good idea to short cut across fields at night.:confused: Cobras tend to be nocturnal and may be out looking for dinner when it's dark.. [shock]

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Originally posted by: Wanderer22 View Post

Have heard that it's not a good idea to short cut across fields at night


Yeah right, people use fields as toilets....
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

We do not have yellow fever here.

Mosquitoes: malaria, chikungunya, dengue

but not yellow fever.



whoops, sorry, my mistake. i thought i read it somwhere, but must of got it mixed up with dengue. thanks.


hopfully this thread will help save somones life or at least stop them having to visit a hospital. ie. me.:)
#8
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Have heard that it's not a good idea to short cut across fields at night. Cobras tend to be nocturnal ...
Anything tends to be nocturnal when trodden on!
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Despite searching high and low for snakes and turning over lots of rocks I haven't seen one in India! They know you're there long before you get close and they usually get out of the way.
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yeah, i think they can hear the footsteps vibrating, they dont realy want confrontation.
#12
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I've seen several. I've seen water snakes in Kerala, and also snakes that I was told not to get any nearer, there were dangerous.

In my own garden, the year before last, we had a couple of rat snakes. I know people see cobras further out of Chennai, although I never saw any snakes further in to the city.

Apparently (we had a snake catcher come the first time we saw one) they hear very little, but they feel low-frequency vibrations, so they know who is walking around, and yes... they would rather avoid than attack.
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just dont step on one for crisps sake!!:eek:
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If you like you can visit periyar wildlife sanctuary ...to see all the possible dangerous creatures...and really it is worth ..
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viksheku... 'you' has a y and an o as well as u.

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