Jumeirah Park, Dubai.
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DUBAI – Reports of venomous snakes spotted in Dubai communities have sparked alarm among residents, with recent sightings of vipers in Jumeirah Park.
According to Gulf News, at least two residents have spotted vipers in the area: one coiled up in the car garage and another slithering in the park area.
This is not the first time that snakes have plagued Dubai’s new residential communities. In July, residents of luxury Dubai community Living Legends cried foul over the increasing number of snakes spotted in the development.
A resident had shared on social media photos of a saw-scaled viper caught in the compound. These vipers are considered the UAE’s deadliest snakes and are characterized by a stout body with a pear-shaped head.
In the UAE, there has been no reports of anyone bitten by a snake, but doctors advice that people bitten by snakes must be admitted to the hospital within an hour.
In the UAE, anti-venom is available at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, Al Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah and other hospitals. The anti-venom is free of cost.
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