There are different common myths that flow in the air about the snake. People across the world often believe in these myths. But to be honest, these myths are not at all true. The common origin of these myths around the snake is the folklores. In this article, we will be revealing the truth behind all of those myths. So, brace yourselves and let’s begin the journey of revelation.
Any Specie Of Snake Is Slimy
There are lots of people around the world who believe that snakeskin is slimy. But it is not true in most cases. Usually, snakes have the perfect dry skin. Not only that, but they are smooth as well. There might be some exceptions in case they come out of water. There is another situation when the skin of the snakes become slimy. When the time comes about shedding the snakeskin, then it becomes rough. Besides that, the whole snakeskin does not become rough, only the edges of the scales go through this change.
Snake Bite Can Kill You
This is the most popular myth about snakes. Whenever any people receive a snake bite, they start to think that they would be dead of it. But this is not true as well. Many people succumb to death while panicking about the death of the snakebite.
What actually happens is that they have a heart attack out of fear. It is true that some snakebites are enough to kill you as they contain poison in their teeth. But this is not applicable to every snake around the globe. There are different non-venomous snakes as well. Even, the number of non-venomous snakes is larger than the venomous snakes.
It is also rumoured that the snakebites can make you fall ill. This is not true as well. If you do not treat any snakebite, then it might get infected and you may fall ill. But the liabilities of this fall on you, not on the snakes.
Snakes Love To Chase People
Many people across the globe have claimed it that a snake has chased them. But they have suppressed some matter of facts. Snake is solely alone creatures. They do not love any kind of disturbance. If a snake is chasing you, then you might have done any mistake.
It might happen that you have threatened a snake or you have become a barrier between it and its prey. That is why it has started chasing you while being irritated. Moreover, if you put a barrier to its destination, then also there is a high chance that a snake would chase you. If you have not done any of these things, then it would not pay any attention to you at all.
An Uncanny Myth
There is another uncanny myth about the snakes that if you kill a snake, its mate would hunt you down. But it is completely false. We do not know if such a love story ever existed in the world.