06 May 2016

Snakes 12.11.2003

Out of about 2,000 species of snakes found in the world, about 272 occur in India, which range from the 10 cm long worm snake to more than 6 meter long pythons and king cobras. They constitute approximately 10 percent of the total snake species found in the world and 80% of them are non-poisonous. The venomous snakes include only about 58 species and there are only 4 species of snakes that are dangerous to man, namely, Cobra, Krait, Russell’s viper and Saw-scaled viper. The snakes depicted on the stamps on this miniature sheet are :

Bamboo Pit Viper
King Cobra
Gliding Snakr

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