Krait, The Deadliest in India
|Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
|Date Taken: 2011-04-20|
|Camera: Nikon D 300s|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-04-20 5:17|
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|The common krait (Bungarus caeruleus, also known as Indian krait or Blue krait) is a species of genus Bungarus found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent.|
The Indian krait's venom consists mostly of powerful neurotoxins which induce muscle paralysis.Kraits are nocturnal and seldom encounter humans during daylight hours, so incidents occur mainly at night. There is frequently little or no pain from a krait bite and this can provide false reassurance to the victim. Typically, victims complain of severe abdominal cramps, accompanied by progressive paralysis.
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Excellent capture of this venomous snake
with its eye-contact on you ! great focus,
sharpness, and details of all the subject, TFS
I checked on the Internet details about the Krait...
How long Is the animal in your photo? It is difficult to judge.
Did you observe the snake on the road side?
I am terrified of snakes, since a student milking an animal in the Johannesburg Snake park was bitten on the ankle and died...
Thanks for sharing your photo as well as knowledge about Indian snakes .
Warm greetings, Ingrid