My mother named me after my uncle – Oscar. And just like him, I cherish hiking and camping a lot. In fact, I go for camping at least three times a year. Throughout my many years of hiking and camping experience, I have learned that fire is very important in wet weather. In some instances, it can be the difference between life and death. Five years ago when I was camping in the middle of the forest far away from home, something unusual happened. Well, I thought it was unusual because it had never happened to me before. The heavens had opened up and were pouring their wrath out, and it became so wet that nothing could keep me warm. The weather became unbearable. I tried everything possible to keep warm but the situation was not getting any better. Actually, it was becoming difficult to service.
One of my worst fears is being bitten by wild animals such as wolves, snakes and bears because they are easily found where I live with my family. But my degree of fear for these three animals is not the same. Even though bear and wolf seem to be more dangerous, I have learned that their chances of biting me are far much lower than those of a snake. And this is why it is important for me to know more about all types of snake in any place that I intend to go hiking. In this way, I would know which ones are venomous. Why it’s important to know types of venomous snakes According to statistics, most of snake bites do happen due to human error. It can happen because I am ignorant of knowing whether a snake is poisonous. Knowing the type of snake helps me a great deal in knowing how to behave in its presence, or how to respond in the event that it bites me. Sometimes, a snake bites because it has been confronted. Experience has taught me that despite how dangerous a snake is, it will always tend to be reclusive if it is not confronted. A poisonous snake values its venom because it is what it uses to catch its meal. This, therefore, means that even the dangerous snake doesn’t just bite. It would rather reserve that venom for catching its meal than bite unnecessarily. Top Poisonous snakes and I can always identify them Having knowledge about poisonous snakes helps me a great deal. Apart from knowing how to avoid them, the knowledge also helps me make the right decisions in case I find myself in a bad situation.