World Snake Day



World Snake Day is celebrated every year on July 16!

For nowadays there are 11 species of snakes in Ukraine. But among them only 3 species are poisonous - Steppe viper, Common viper and Nikolsky's viper. These species are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine. All species Coluber and Smooth snake Coronella austriaca are also protected. Moreover, there are 2 species of Natrix living in Ukraine. They are not listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, but very often they are confused with vipers.

In the video from the Ukrainian Environmental Protection Group ( created by KORA Film Production ( you can see that the comfortable coexistence of man with snakes is possible!

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