"Did you say SNAKES????" Reichenau Warnings Or Dangers Tip by iris2002

Reichenau Warnings and Dangers: 2 reviews and 3 photos


Yip - believe it or not - the Austrian Alpine wildlife has a lot to offer --- some NOT so tame animals like:

- Snakes (Kreuzotter - VERY poisenous)

So here is a one-on-one with Trapper-Iris on what to do...

SNAKES - now THEY are around in the summer in those mountains.
The most poisenous one is the "KREUZOTTER" Vipera berus... - generally not dangerous BUT don't mess with it --- defined by it's criss-cross shaped scales on it's back.
Length: 50 bis 60 cm

They like to hide underneath stones or ON stones in the morning to heat up... if you see one... make a WIDE detour.... again WEAR GOOD SHOES.

In case of a bite by this snake > immediate hospitalisation is required!

Reichenau Bergrettung
Hauptstra?e 30a
2651 Reichenau an der Rax, ?sterreich

Tel.: +43 (2666) 52512

othercontact: Reichenau Mountain Rescue
Phone: +43 (2666) 52512

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 29, 2006
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