There have been some myths in India concerning snakes which needs to be busted. (File Photo)
A lot many zoologists are concerned about the endangered kingdom of reptiles which features royal creatures that snakes are. On July 16, the world celebrated ‘World Snake Day’, rather, did some ‘snake vs mongoose’ browsing or watched how the ‘Men vs wild’ character survives on snakes. In India too, snakes have been a constant source of amazement and on occasions are worshipped too with 'Naga Panchami', available as the best of citations.
There have been some myths in India concerning snakes which needs to be busted.
Suck the blood out if snake bites-
One of the most circulated treatments in India underlines that if venom from a snake-bitten body can be sucked out, one can be saved. Experts are of a view that venom spreads rapidly in human’s body and it is advisable that this filmy treatment must be refrained from.
Bowl of milk attracts snakes-
‘Don’t serve milk to the snake, it’ll bite you back ‘, this though is a blatant translation of the ‘Hindi proverb’ but hits the larger perspective. Scientifically, it is proven that snakes are not capable of digesting dairy products. Hence, before labelling your betrayer friend ‘saanp’, don’t claim to have offered milk to him at least.
Gliding from one tree to another if comes under ‘flight’ then many creatures including the baboons do fly as well. Some tropical snakes just use their agility to the fullest and glide from one place to another and it does not bolster their flying capability at all.
Don’t kill snake’s partner, it’ll haunt you back-
Well, there has not been any evidence substantiating this. Snakes are kind of organisms that love to move solo and are not as 'sentimental' as Bollywood movies try to project them.