Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Venomous Snakes Of Bulgaria

1. Horned Nosed Viper - Vipera ammodytes

The Horned nosed viper is the most venomous snake in Europe, and it lives in Bulgaria! The females are usally larger then the males. The Horned nosed viper has a small horn on it's head
which is about 5 mm long, apparently the horn is flexible!! It is an extremly calm snake and will only bite if felt threatend! They eat: Birds, Small mammals and some times reptiles.





2. Common Adder - Vipera berus

The adder is a small snake only growing up to 70-80 cm long! The adder is also quite a calm snake, only biting if felt threatend. The adder eats: mice, voles, shrews, lizards, slow worms!, frogs, newts and manny others... they have a HUGE range of stuff that they can eat! Females usally lay 7 to 20 eggs per clutch. In sweden there are around 1,300  adder bites per year! luckly only 12% needed to go to hospital!





3. Montpellier snake - Malpolon monspessulanus

It is most active during the day, it mainly eats lizards and birds. Although this snake is
venomous it has not killed any one yet and only a few people have gone to hospital. It is one of the largest snakes in Europe growing up to 2 meters long, it is the most common snake in Spain!










Sunday, 18 December 2016

Trampoline Park - Infinite Air

I have always wanted to go to a tramponline park, and today I managed to do that, and luckly it was one of the biggest trampoline parks in the UK!! It was called Infinite Air!

                                                                           
                                                                             
They have wall running, basketball, dodgeball and an enormous airbag, as well as foam pits, slackline and battle beam. There is a pakour area which unfortunately only operates in private classes. My favourite things were the battle beam and a freejump with over 40 trampolines and box sections. On the freejump it's possible to run (illegally!) and jump for a long distance giving more power for flips and twists.

I won every person I battled with!! It was winner stays on, so I was there for quite a while ;)
 Apparantly there are plans to make the park even bigger!  I loved it so much and can't wait to return when I visit Durham again.



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Monday, 12 December 2016

Poisonous Snakes In Turkey

1. Horned Viper - Cerastes cerastes

The Horned viper grows up to 85 cm long. These snakes love sandy areas with rock outcroppings.
They love to eat small birds and rodents.Females lay 8 to 23 eggs per clutch. The Horned Viper is not very toxic, but will cause: swelling, vomiting and many other symptoms.









2. Mount Bulgar Viper - Montivipera xanthina


It usually grows to a total length of 70-95 cm long, but rarely can reach 130 cm long. This snake is highly aggressive and will bite without being provoked, and most bites will inject venom. It eats: small mammals, birds and lizards.






3. Caucasian Viper - Vipera kaznakovi

You can only find this snake in three country's: Turkey, Russia and Georgia. It is a very small snake and only grows up to 50 to 60 cm long!
It's venom is extremely useful as it is being used to stop heavy bleeding.