The authorities of the Moscow region on their official website published a warning about the beginning of the autumn migration of vipers. The material notes that this season is dangerous for people.
Migration is provoked by a decrease in night temperatures. These poisonous reptiles begin to “cluster” in shelters, where they are woven into balls and hibernate until spring.
“In this state, all vital processes slow down. <...> One shelter can gather from several dozen or even hundreds of snakes, ”said Svyatoslav Nyaklyaeu, head of the Mosoblles forest protection department.
Earlier, near Chelyabinsk, a snake bit a child and a counselor. The victims were taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital.