How to deal with Snakes and snake bites
Killing snakes is of no use in managing a situation of snakes in your area. If they have food sources (mainly rats and frogs), they will come.
- 1 Manage Snake Population
- 2 Call below contacts if you see a snake
- 3 In case of a snake bite
- 4 WHAT TO DO IF BITTEN BY A VENOMOUS SNAKE?
- 5 Identification of top 4 poisonous snakes
- 6 Identify Cobra
- 7 Identify Saw Scaled Viper
- 8 Identify Common Krait
- 9 Identify Russell's Viper
- 10 Living with Snakes - Printable Poster
1 Manage Snake Population
- Deny Food
- Deny Shelter
- Deny Entry
- Translocation Tragedies: Are We Really “Rescuing” Snakes?
2 Call below contacts if you see a snake
BBMP Hotline 080 2222 1188, Spurthy (7406079036, 9844530033), Mahesh (9916968959), Nagabhushan (9341240482), Vikay Nishanth (9972487991), Hiss Mohan (98450 80903)
3 In case of a snake bite
- Until ambulance arrives, one may take following measures of First-aid:
- Keep victim calm and restrict movement. With increased heart-rate, venom spreads faster in the blood.
- Make sure victim does not panic. Often, panic causes more complications to symptoms and situation.
- Position victim such that area affected by bite is below the level of heart. With use of pillows, etc. keep level of heart higher than level of bite location.
- DO NOT do any of following
- DO NOT Apply tourniquet
- DO NOT Suck the wound manually (with mouth) or through a machine
- DO NOT Apply any pressure to the bite site
- DO NOT Give alcohol or warm beverage to the victim
- DO NOT Cut the wound
- DO NOT Cover the bite wound
- DO NOT Burn the wound or apply burned cotton
- DO NOT Rub the wound
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