Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Is terrapin biting really dangerous

"How dangerous can a terrapin biting"? Anyone bitten by an aggressive terrapin just a few days ago, asked me. I consoled him by saying: ". Do not worry Passport and medicine"
Small young turtles are nice, but when they get older, their looks begin to take a prehistoric appearance, enough to deter most of these brave hearts. Some species of the mature adult turtles are extremely strong jaws and acquire terrible.
Bog turtles are a number of prey by predators, including humans. But the big like Alligator snapping turtles (Terrapin largest found in North America) may behave more like a potential predator than a pathetic victim.
They look sharp in their spiked armor (shell) and jagged, lecherous, full power beak-like jaws. The jaws are powerful and terrible, according to a popular belief, you can get rid of a terrapin only bite when it thunders. Their body color helps them to camouflage with the surroundings.
Pet turtles are cute, soft and timid, without doubt, but they are wild by nature, so you must wait a while before you get used to it and its surroundings. Hence 'careful handling' is the first message to Terrapin owners.
Remember, the first turtles appeared 180 million years ago and they were proud of this earth with dinosaurs.
Unlike many other reptiles, turtles are not toxic. But their bite can cause considerable bacterium Salmonella. Bog turtles carry these bacteria on their body surface or secrete them. It can be a serious threat and can be fatal to humans if proper medical help is not delivered in time.
Children also need to be educated about 'dos ​​and don'ts "to handle Terrapin. A child under 5 years should not be allowed to handle a Terrapin. A power-packed snap can cause a serious painful injury to a adult. For small children, it can be as severe as amputation of digits.
Similarly, improper handling of a terrapin always be unhappy and irritated too. Try to avoid this and take good care of it.
But if a terrapin have tried to chomp on you, do not panic. Wash the wound thoroughly with soap under running water and apply an antibiotic ointment, carbolic. Tell your doctor and later as there is no discomfort.
Delicious food and drink, happy and beautiful surroundings, gentle care will tame your pond turtle in no time.
After this! No more biting

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