Photo: home “North Carolina State Parks and Recreation” in Facebook
The Department of parks and recreation areas the U.S. state of North Carolina, wrote in Facebook about the snakes, zombies and caused a stir in social networks and the media. This publication reports the Huffington Post.
In the post about the Eastern broad-nosed snake on the page of the Department called her a zombie for the tendency to roll over and play dead. The news was picked up by the media, reported that North Carolina warns of the invasion of snakes-zombies.
Representatives of the Department of parks and recreation hastened to reassure the public. “We love the Eastern broad-nosed snakes, — assured the press Secretary Katie Hall (Katie Hall). — They make a very dramatic presentation, but it is rather charming”. The reason for the post in Facebook was the educational event “the year of the snake”, which is held in the parks of the state.
Eastern broad-nosed snakes occur in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern United States and in the canadian province of Ontario. They are poisonous, but their venom is not life-threatening. In case of danger these reptiles inflate the throat to become like a Cobra, hiss or play dead.
In 2016, it was reported that a resident was bitten by the decapitated head of a rattlesnake. Rescuers took more than an hour to get to the victim, to make it from the forest and then taken to hospital by helicopter.
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