Nature in Tyrol: spiders, snakes and beetles – the most poisonous animals in Tyrol

Even if Austria is confused with the “more poisonous” continent of Australia (“Austria” and “Australia”) in English, it’s not that serious here in Tirol. However, we have a few uncomfortable contemporaries to offer. You can find out any of them here!

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the Black Widow, but what about her? Fake black widow? This is almost as venomous as the black widow, making it the most venomous spider in Europe. This spider is also found in Tyrol. Being bitten by this spider can disable a person for several days. The bite of a false widow is usually harmless to humans And just as painful as a wasp sting. However, it can also trigger symptoms such as headaches, nausea, muscle aches, cramps, and abdominal pain. However, this spider is unlikely to be bitten by it, since it usually turns to its burrow when threatened.
The false black widow was first seen in Tirol in 2014 in East Tyrol.

Tyrolean Toe Spider

He’s also been at home in Tyrol for some time, even if he originally comes from the Mediterranean: spider thorn finger. Their bite, although not fatal, can be painful. The probability of a bite is about 1:300,000. Subordinate Biting pain corresponds to a wasp sting Symptoms usually go away within one to three days. The burning pain at the site of the bite spreads to the entire affected limb within a few minutes or hours. Rarely, but nevertheless, chills, dizziness, slight fever, vomiting or circulatory failure can occur.
The barbed toe spider is known for its bright yellow-orange warning color It’s relatively easy to spotIt is also significantly different from most other spiders. Fortunately, the risk in Tyrol is relatively low compared to other regions in Austria.

shy snake

Anyone who has been bitten by a snake will usually (unintentionally) provoke them. In fact, the snake is a very shy animal and runs away as soon as danger threatens it. a The bite is used for defense It is only used when there is a massive threat.
Therefore it is advisable when encountering a snake that you do not try to remove it with a stick, the animal will certainly see this as an attack and can bite.

A healthy adult is unlikely to die from a snakebite. In fact, a person weighing about 75 kilograms would have to be bitten by more than five additives in order to be fatal. Fortunately, the snake uses its venom in moderation when it comes to defending itself.
However, if a snake uses its venom, the following symptoms appear in humans: About an hour after the bite, a local swelling employment. Since snake venom contains neurotoxins, it can also Shortness of breath, heart problems and paralysis Come. Sometimes the sting will turn blue. On the other hand, it may also be that you do not even notice the snake bite and that the symptoms are completely absent.

The most dangerous beetle in Tyrol

Perhaps the most dangerous animal in Tyrol is the oil beetle, which can be recognized by its swollen abdomen. The beetle itself is unable to fly, but its blood contains git cantharidin. Even a very small amount, three milligrams – injected into the bloodstream – is enough to kill a person. However, since the probability of such an accident is very low, there is no need to worry about the oil beetle.
However, you should wash your hands after touching the oil beetle. When he’s excited, he secretes poisonous blood fluid from the pores in his leg joints. This is called reflex bleeding. Because the ejected liquid is reminiscent of oil droplets, the beetle is called an “oil beetle.”

Don’t worry though about poisonous animals?

Anyone who now fears being poisoned fatally by spiders, snakes, and beetles in a foray through Tyrolean nature can rest easy. At least with respect to these types. Because it’s not spider toes or oily beetles that cause the most common deaths, but Bees, wasps and hornets. Because even if the poison of these insects is not very dangerous in itself, it is often fatal for allergy sufferers.

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