Where we can find Russell viper?

Where we can find Russell viper?

Russell’s viper, (Daboia russelii), also called daboia, ortic polonga, abundant, highly venomous terrestrial snake of the family Viperidae. It is found from India to Taiwan and Java, most often in open country.

How do I identify a Russell viper?

Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli russelli) of Eastern India (left). The identifying features are: head is triangular with a ‘V’-shaped white line meeting at the tip of the snout. The dorsal surface of the body is brown and has three longitudinal rows of circular or oval shaped dark markings.

How do you test for snake venom?

Wound aspirate, serum, and urine are the most suitable materials for venom detection. ELISA has been used for clinical diagnosis of snakebite, to monitor antivenom dose, to study clinical syndromes associated with envenomation, to detect venom in forensic cases, and to evaluate first aid techniques.

What does two-headed snake mean?

It has been proposed that the serpent was a symbol of rebirth because of its ability to shed its old skin and appear as a reborn snake. It may have been a representation of the earth and underworld with each head representing one. The snake features strongly in the gods that the people worshiped.

How many snakelets does a Russell’s Viper have?

A Russell’s Viper gave birth to 33 snakelets at the Coimbatore Zoo. What makes Russell’s Viper different from other snakes is that they can give birth to up to 60 snakelets. “Recently in our zoo, one of Russell”s viper snake gave birth to 33 snakelets.

Where are Russell’s vipers most common in India?

In India, is abundant in Punjab, very common along the West Coast and its hills, in southern India especially in the state of Karnataka and north to Bengal. It is uncommon to rare in the Ganges valley, northern Bengal, and Assam.

Is the dilute russell viper venom time test detectable?

The dilute Russell viper venom time (DRVVT) test will not detect all LA. Some LA may only be detectable by other tests such as the Staclot LA, activated partial thromboplastin time, platelet neutralization procedure, or other methods.

How many snakes can a Viper give birth to?

“Recently in our zoo, one of Russell”s viper snake gave birth to 33 snakelets. The specialty of this snake is that it can give birth to 40-60 snakes. All the young ones are in a healthy state but we would not be maintaining all of them,” Senthil Nathan, Zoo director told ANI.