Man survives viper bite

A hiker has survived a viper bite in La Pedriza, Madrid, which would make it a Lataste’s viper or snub-nosed viper. 3-4 people probably die a year from viper bites in Spain, although this figure may now be lower due to the expansion in rural health facilities and the fact that there aren’t as many people working in the countryside. Sobrevivir a una víbora El Pais

Photo of a Lataste’s viper or snub-nosed viper

Venemous snakes in Spain + Bites and stings from animals in Spain Iberianature

4 Responses to “Man survives viper bite”

  1. nick says:

    Hi Paul,

    Sorry but really could be just about anything.

    Would you be interested in joing the forum. That’s the best place for questions.

  2. Paul says:

    My wife and I were hiking today in sierra nevada region, when out popped a snake, approximately 1 metre plus in length, moved very quickly. Colour was green going on brown, and had a fullish body. Any ideas anyone.
    Many thanks.

  3. nick says:

    Hi Stephen,
    Not sure to be honest. Could be a southern smooth snake. Red mark seems strange to me but colour is incredibly varied in snakes

  4. Stephen Snell says:

    Have seen a black snake with a small reddish mark on its head or top of neck, about three feet in length, in the Marbella area of Spain, its not very thick but did raise its head and hissed, any idea what it is?

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