This article discusses how snakes are reacting to climate change. They are moving into new territories and the number of fatal bites are increasing.
As the climate changes, snakes are on the move and snakebites are becoming more common. Over the last decade, and estimated 30 million people worldwide have been bitten by snakes, with nearly 5.4 million bites in the last year alone. On average, one person dies every five minutes from the bite of a venomous snake. And these worrisome numbers are underestimates, since most bites are never reported, especially in poor rural areas.