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Fauna - Snakes - Miniature Sheet

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  • 05.09.2018
  • Nebojsa Djumic
  • Offset
  • Multicolour
  • 6.80
About Fauna - Snakes

Smuk, Eskulap's snake, white (now Zamenis longissimus, earlier Elaphe longissima) is a non-poisonous snake from the Colubridae family of the same name. The body of smuk is lean and long, the head is narrow, and the apple of the eyes are round. This snake usually has a length of 140 to 180 cm. Males are slightly longer than females. Upper side of the body is monochrome greyish to dark gray, greyish-greenish or brownish. The lower side of the body is whitish. The last puffy and granular shells on head are also brighter. Smuk was also known to the Old Greeks, so it became an integral part of the symbol medicine, or a stick of the Greek god of medicine and treatment, Asklepija (lat. Eskulap), by which the smuk was called the Eskulap's snake. Adder (lat. Viper Berus) is a snake called Vipera poison, very much widespread in the world. The poison is injected with a bite, through a tooth of a toxic tooth. The poison works slowly and is not particularly strong, but it can also kill a man. Adder is stiff and slow, very short tail, oval and flathead, which is clearly separated from the hull. Males, which are smaller than females, have a gray color, while females reddish-brown. Both along the back have a dark, twisted track with dark spots on the hips. The bruise is white to black dots, and the bottom of the tail from yellow to red.

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