Saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus ) is a venomous snake in India, whose bite kills many people every year.

Saw-Scaled Viper

Saw-Scaled Viper

Saw-scaled vipers come out on rainy days. These snakes are small in appearance but are highly venomous. Hardly anyone can survive on their bite if treatment is not given on time.

Saw-scaled vipers are small in size, their size is mostly more than 35 inches and their smallest size is at least 12 inches.

Their head is small and broad. Their eyes are big and a line is seen in the eyes. Shapes like wheat grains are made on the body. They are chocolatey, brown, and yellow in color.

Saw Scaled Viper This species warns its opponent in a special way. It makes its body in the shape of a coil and makes a sound by rubbing it and warns its opponent

This snake is very aggressive and attacks immediately. It is found more in mountainous areas and hot places.

These snakes mainly feed on frogs, toads, reptiles, small mammals, birds, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, solifugids, locusts, beetles, etc.

Saw-scaled vipers contain 4 types of toxins: neurotoxins, cardiotoxins, cytotoxins, and hemotoxins. Most of the incidents of bites of this snake occur during the night

The bite of this snake can make you a victim of consumption coagulopathy and defibrination which lasts for several days or weeks.