Followers confirmed the disappearance of snakes in Saudi Arabia during the winter, due to the low temperatures, and because snakes are cold-blooded that cannot tolerate cold, and may cause them death.
Those interested in studying snakes in Saudi Arabia, Nayef Al-Maliki, said in his interview with Al Arabiya.net: “Snakes may be seen in the early hours of the day, before sunset, and near their burrows in temperate regions in Saudi Arabia only, and in the coming days, with increasing cold and increased rainfall in various regions. Saudi Arabia and during the days of the square, snakes disappear more, because the frequent rains and torrential flows cause the destruction of burrows and snakes’ dwellings.
At the same time, Al-Maliki warned of an increase in cases of bites, due to the rains and torrents that work to remove snakes and scorpions from their burrows, and push them to unexpected places, which may pose a great danger to the population.
Al-Maliki added: “There are about 56 species of snakes in Saudi Arabia, and they are found in abundance in moderately hot and cold regions, and extending from the western to the extreme southern region, and snakes are found in desert areas in a small manner due to the difficulty of living in them and the lack of resources.”
Al-Maliki added: “Snakes in general are non-social beings among themselves, they gather during mating for hours, and disperse, and they do not have motherhood. Abu Sior, Al-Mutjahid, Warqi Al-Naf and Abu Oyoun. As for the poisonous ones, they include the malignant lions, the Arabian cobra, the eastern carpet snake, the desert umm Junib and the black uraeus.