Safety first: the dangerous animals of the black sea coast

Fair to say that on the black sea coast is far less dangerous creatures than in many other places. Due to the low salinity and the poverty of the animal world, the Black sea very friendly to visitors. And yet, in rare, rare cases some nasty creatures may spoil our stay.

Stingray. Feeds on benthic molluscs. Visit sandy beaches, can stab or cut them serrated poisonous spine on the tail. Symptoms – severe pain, fever, nausea, heart problems. The long wound that never heals. Stingray prefers deserted sandy beaches, often to the shore at night. Safety measures: not to jump in such conditions in shallow water – try to lie down and float. To observe the cautious, meeting with floating ramp, removing it from the hook. You can get toxic shot, even the dead Stingray.

The Scorpion, sea ruff. Well camouflaged in the stones, overgrown by algae. Not shy. Dorsal spines contain a powerful venom. The injection causes severe pain, nausea, swelling. To get the shot, stepping on a Scorpion, removing it from the hook or razdelyaya.

Weeverfish. Often occurs on stony shallows. Quite shy, swims up to his hand. Can attack and jab poisonous sharp spines. A strong poison that causes loss of consciousness, prolonged malaise. Requires hospitalization.

Shark-Katran. Length of about one meter. Found at great depths far from shore. Not dangerous for tourists, as only fishermen when fishing it is possible to prick of poisonous spikes on the back or get a bite.

Jellyfish-kornerot. A large, purple jellyfish with long tentacles. Behind it in the water, stretching the filaments poisonous mucus. So you can get burned in the distance. Burns like nettles. Some sensitive people develop an allergic reaction. Precautions – do not swim for jellyfish if you touch the jellyfish, do not RUB eyes. Often the poison gets under the swimsuit, and burns the tender places. Need to go to the beach, change into dry – burning will cease.

Snake. Snakes (with yellow spots on the head) can be found in the dunes, the woods, by the river, in the sea (where they swim, hunt for fish). Snakes are harmless, but frightening. Large it can hurt to bite. Teeth are not poisonous, but prickly. The main weapon of the snake – stinking excrement, which he squeezes if to grab him. Also there are a Viper (spotted). Their bites many deaths.


Spiders. All large spiders (the garden spider, rogopag, tarantula, water spider), able to bite through the skin, can cause very severe pain. Spider South Russian tarantula (large, gray, jumping like a frog) bites hurt more than a wasp. Small black karakurt deadly. Its bite should be cauterized with a match: the high temperature breaks down the protein poison.

Scolopendra. Large centipedes crawling under rocks. The poison injected paws. In the tropics are deadly.

Scorpions. Meet South of Novorossiysk. Very painful sting tail Appendix. Often climb into the shoes.

Phalanx (solpuga). Big hairy arthropod that resembles a cross between a spider and Scorpion. Bite – does not seem little.

Ticks. Often found in thickets, tall grass. Tolerate viral infection. The saliva of the mite causes an allergic reaction, malaise. After trekking it is necessary to examine the whole body to remove ticks. Stuck mite smear butter, thick cream, so he got out from the wound, or pull out the needle, the ruling pen. Many ticks sitting on wild animals like hedgehogs. If you take a hedgehog to the house – mites crawl. The Chicks that fell from nests, also sit a myriad of tiny mites that bite, too.

Wasps, bees, hornets. A bee can kill people with allergies. Especially dangerous if you drink along with sweet a drink, a wasp, a bee. Swelling of the throat – death. Hornets live in the forest area. Their poison is very strong. From the bite, a person can lose consciousness. A few bites can kill. Stinging insects often fall in sea water, and if they pick up – sting.


Chaika. Huge aggressive bird. Able to fire droppings. Most dangerously wounded Seagull that can’t fly and falls into the hands of compassionate children. Can inflict terrible wounds with its beak, gouge out an eye. The same hazard can pose other seaside birds (cormorants, pelicans, herons, terns, crows, rooks).

Dolphin. Large, very strong sea beast with a hundred sharp needle like teeth and bone with a battering RAM. Can be aggressive, hurt, hurting obsessive bathers.

Crab. Stone or grass crab can be very painful to pinch to break the skin.

Dog. Homeless large-breed dogs can bite. But far more dangerous on the beach with the dogs owners.

Marine invertebrates. To burn or sensitive can tweak polychaete worms, marine crustaceans, cockroaches, and amphipods.

Bedbugs. Everyone knows bed bugs. You can meet them at the rented apartment. But there are wild bugs that sting. This water bugs (Gladysh, Plautus), has plenty of overgrown fresh water. And black fishnets that night comes to light, gets into a home, dropping by the collar. All they bite is also painful, like a wasp.

Grasshoppers. Large, predatory, mustachioed Orthoptera that are active at dusk (at night emit a ringing metallic chirping). Climb to the dwelling, the tent. Have powerful jaws and sharp acrid saliva.

Cicadas. Can be very painful to stab the proboscis.

Mosquitoes. Southern mosquitoes cause many ulcers and severe swelling. They carry infection, particularly malaria. The malaria mosquito is less than usual, and when he sits down, lifts the rear legs “to the sky”.

Fleas. Meet where lot of Pets. Can carry infectious diseases (including plague), people with severe allergies flea bites cause ulcers won’t heal for months.