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Are there venomous snakes in Vietnam?
Vietnam has many snake species, including venomous ones such as cobras, banded kraits and vipers. Bites by these species can cause instant death. Each year, more than 300,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes and treatment in hospitals is expensive.
How many people died from snakes in the Vietnam War?
How many American soldiers in Vietnam were killed by poisonous snakes? Non-hostile deaths are listed, unofficially, at 10,786.
Are there alligators in Vietnam?
There are no alligators in Vietnam. However, there are saltwater crocodiles, which many people confuse for gators on account of their lean body and scale patterns.
What predators are in Vietnam?
These are broadly: Indian elephants, bears (black bear and honey bear), Indochinese tigers and Indochinese leopards as well as smaller animals like monkeys (such as snub-nosed monkey), bats, flying squirrels, turtles and otters.
Are there any venomous snakes in Vietnam?
While Vietnam is home to a large number of snakes, and a lot of them being venomous, we have put together a comprehensive list of what we believe to be the nine deadliest and most venomous snakes in Vietnam that you need to be aware of.
Where do rattlesnakes live in the United States?
Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), responsible for the majority of venomous snakebites in North America, coiled in defensive posture with rattle erect. Rattlesnakes are native to the Americas, living in diverse habitats from southwestern Canada to central Argentina.
What did snakes do in the Vietnam War?
They tasted alright, sort of like a tough chhicken. I spent two tours with infantry units in sunny, scenic downtown Vietnam, with lots of jungle time. We saw snakes, killed quite a few, but never had anyone bitten. Charlie tried to use them in various kinds of traps, but we learned early on about that.
What’s the optimal body temperature for a rattlesnake?
Optimal digestion occurs when the snake maintains a body temperature between 80 and 85 °F (25 and 29 °C). If the prey is small, the rattlesnake often continues hunting. If it was an adequate meal, the snake finds a warm, safe location in which to coil up and rest until the prey is digested.