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The 34 Most Dangerous Animals in Turkey

DANGEROUS ANIMALS 34 YOU NEVER KNEW YOU'D FIND IN TURKEY A TICKS FOUND: On human and animal skin SIZE: As small as a poppy seed DANGER: Spread Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (5-6% mortality rate) © MOSQUITO'S FOUND: In the air SIZE: 0.3 to 2cm DANGER: Mosquito's can spread a range of diseases including malaria and yellow fever © WILD DOGS FOUND: Scavenger anywhere SIZE: Various sizes DANGER: Wild dogs can carry diseases such as rabies O CENTIPEDES FOUND: Near rocks or sand SIZE: 30cm long DANGER: A bite can cause swelling, pain and a rash that requires antibiotics O GREY WOLF FOUND: All over Turkey, thought extinct in the West SIZE: 1m to 1.6m DANGER: The biggest target is livestock, but like any carnivorous predator, they are a danger if they feel threatened © ANATOLIAN LEOPARD FOUND: Northern, Western and Eastern Turkey SIZE: 0.9 to 1.9m DANGER: Thought to be extinct, but there have been recent sightings. This leopard if threatened could easily take down a man © BROWN BEAR FOUND: Northern Turkey and forests SIZE: 1.2m to 1.8m DANGER: Their biggest target is unguarded livestock, but conflict between bears and humans is reported in Northern Turkey 12 VENOMOUS SNAKES DANGER: If untreated, a venomous snake bit can cause intense pain, swelling, necrosis, nausea, vomiting, haemorrhage, vision impairments, paralysis and even death. EUROPEAN ADDER FOUND: Hillsides and meadows SIZE: Around 60cm long © BARON'S VIPER FOUND: Northern Turkey SIZE: Between 54 & 60cm long © OTTOMAN VIPER FOUND: Vineyards and gardens SIZE: Up to 1.3m long O MONTPELLIER SNAKE FOUND: South-eastern Turkey SIZE: Up to 2m long e CAUCASUS VIPER FOUND: Northern Turkey SIZE: 65 to 70cm long e BLUNT-NOSE VIPER FOUND: Northern Turkey SIZE: 65 to 70cm long O ARMENIAN ROCK VIPER FOUND: Hillsides and meadows SIZE: Around 60cm long O MOUNT BULGAR VIPER FOUND: Northern Turkey SIZE: Between 54 & 60cm long © WAGNER'S VIPER FOUND: Vineyards and gardens SIZE: Up to 1.3m long o TRANSCAUCASIAN VIPER FOUND: South-eastern Turkey SIZE: Up to 2m long e HORNED VIPER FOUND: Northern Turkey SIZE: 65 to 70cm long e BLACK DESSERT SNAKE FOUND: Northern Turkey SIZE: 65 to 70cm long 09 POISONOUS SPIDERS BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BLACK WIDOW SPIDER WOLF SPIDER FOUND: Basements and garages SIZE: 15mm long DANGER: Venom can cause nausea, FOUND: Dark cellars and garages SIZE: 1.5cm long body DANGER: Can cause intense pain, irregular heart rates and breathing difficulties FOUND: Burrows and under rocks SIZE: Between 10mm and 3.5cm vomiting, rashes, fever and internal organ damage DANGER: Though not strictly poisonous, a bite can cause swelling and irritation HOBO SPIDER WATER SPIDER LADYBIRD SPIDER FOUND: In fields SIZE: 1.2 to 1.8cm long DANGER: A bite can cause necrosis DANGER: A bite can cause fever, breath problems and swelling FOUND: Fresh water SIZE: 7.8mm to 13.1mm FOUND: Sunny, dry locations SIZE: 11 to 20mm long DANGER: Their bite is like a wasp sting, but with more enduring pain and gangrene PHIDIPPUS SPIDER SEGESTRIA SPIDER YELLOW SAC SPIDER FOUND: Sandy soil and rock crevices SIZE: 13 to 20mm long DANGER: A bite can cause gangrene and necrosis FOUND: Mainly in woodlands SIZE: Up to 25mm long FOUND: Gardens and fields SIZE: 5 to 1Omm long DANGER: A bite can reduce sodium DANGER: An allergic reaction to a Yellow Sac bite can cause levels & has been known to kill a human in under 3 mins nausea O 7 DANGEROUS SCORPIONS DANGER: A Scorpion sting can cause intense pain, paraesthesia, and variable swelling. MESOBUTHUS EUPEUS MESOBUTHUS GIBBOSUS EUSCORPIUS CARPATHICUS EUSCORPIUS MINGRELICUS FOUND: Under stones and dead trees SSIZE: 3 to 4cm long FOUND: Arid habitats FOUND: Humid and dry areas SIZE: 6.7 to 7.5cm long FOUND: Under stones and dead trees SIZE: 4 to 5cm long SIZE: Approx. 3.8cm long EUSCORPIUS ITALICUS CALCHAS NORDMANNI LEIURUS QUINQUESTRIATUS FOUND: Humid forest land FOUND: Lowlands and mountains SIZE: 4 to 5cm long FOUND: Desert and scrublands SIZE: 3 to 7.7cm long SIZE: Approx. 4.5cm long 2 TYPES OF JELLYFISH O MOON JELLYFISH FOUND: Ocean, temp 6 to 31 degrees SIZE: 25 to 40cm diameter DANGER: If stung a small rash is likely O BARREL JELLYFISH FOUND: Mediterranean Sea SIZE: 40 to 90cm DANGER: A painful sting often compared to a nettle sting Property TURKEY www.propertyturkey.com

The 34 Most Dangerous Animals in Turkey

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Turkey is a massive country, with a hugely varied climate and culture. Perhaps the only thing more varied than the climate is the wildlife that inhabits it. This infographic digs into some of the weir...

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