Sunday, 10 May 2015

I got bit by an Aesculapian snake!!!!

I went for a bike ride with my friend and I saw a rug. I lifted it up to see if there were any snakes under it and sure enough their were! It was a very small snake and it looked like a baby grass snake so I picked it up, that's when I realized that it wasn't a grass snake. I noticed that because the sun was shining right on it. I stupidly didn't let it go and told my friend to get a stick so I could put it over its the neck. But whilst I was doing that it managed to turn its head and bite me!!! I screamed out to my friend "ITS BITTEN ME, ITS BITTEN ME !"At first he thought I was joking but when he looked me in the eye he could tell I was really panicked, so we got on the bikes and I was talking to myself saying, "Calm down" but that didn't help.  We got to my house and my friend and I were screaming "Snake bite, snake bite!" That's when my dad came running down the stairs and talked to me calmly "Where have you been bitten?" and I said, "On the finger". I showed him it and he asked me whether the snake was big.   When I replied that it was actually small he became a little bit nervous. he gave me our snake book and told me to try and identify the snake.  Then my mum came in and I told her what had happened.  She went straight to the laptop and looked up first aid for a snake bite.  My dad said maybe we don't need to go to the hospital because it seemed it was a non-venomous snake and my bite didn't hurt or go red.  I looked in the book and I was 100% sure it was an Aesculapian snake which is a non- venomous snake. I WAS SO HAPPY:) :) BUT I STILL GOT GROUNDED FOR A WEEK  :(. Well I deserved it really
Baby Aesculapian snake
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  1. !!!!! Blimey! What are the venomous snakes in Bulgaria?- best to learn how to identify them very well (and keep well away).