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The venomous snake has the longest fangs in Vietnam, and the king cobra does not have a door!

Cobra King is considered the longest snake in Vietnam and also the longest venomous snake in the world. However, few people know that their fangs are only about 8 to 10 mm long, which is nearly 1 cm (according to ). Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology InstituteAmerica).

However, there is a species of venomous snake that is also distributed in Vietnam and although it is quite small in size compared to the king cobra, it has the longest fangs of all snakes living in Vietnam.

That snake is the indigo rattlesnake, also known as the name snake, the green snake, the Malaysian viper (Scientific name: Calloselasma rhodostoma). The venom of the indigo snake is also extremely dangerous, considered one of the most venomous snakes in Vietnam.

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Indigo snake – the snake with the longest fangs in Vietnam

According to a study called ‘A Study of 225 Malayan Pit Viper Bites in Thailand’ the length of the fangs of the indigo rattlesnake is from 1.6 to 1.7 cm – longer than any fangs of venomous snakes living in Vietnam.

The indigo snake’s fangs are shaped like a long hook, which can inject venom deep into the victim’s body. The venom of the indigo snake is quite dangerous. According to a statistic of Cho Ray Hospital, City. In Ho Chi Minh City, the mortality rate in the treatment of this snake here is 20% each year.

In addition, due to the habit of lying in ambush and the body pattern mixed with the dry leaf environment, this snake is often difficult to detect and is the culprit responsible for up to 19.4% of venomous snake bites requiring hospitalization. at Cho Ray (according to Healthvietnam’s statistics).

Initial symptoms at the wound when bitten by a snake can include swelling, pain, and the appearance of blisters. Followed by systemic symptoms with fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, low blood pressure…

In Vietnam, indigo snakes are distributed mainly in Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, An Giang. Indigo snakes hunt at night and often use a swinging tail to attract prey.

Video source: Wilderness of Binh Thuan htm

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