Adaptations — changes made to make an animal better suited to a particular environment or task.
Agitated — excited, annoyed or disturbed.
Antivenin — a medicine that can undo the effects of venom.
Barb — a triangular point shaped like an arrowhead.
Camouflage — camouflage is how animals blend in with their environment to help them hide from predators or prey.
Carnivore — an animal that eats only meat.
Convulsions — muscle spasms or contractions that you cannot control.
Crevice — a crack in a rock.
Iridescent — very brightly coloured and shiny.
Nausea — a sick feeling in your stomach.
Numbness — when a part of your body loses feeling.
Paralysis — a medical condition that stops you being able to move.
Pressure immobilisation bandaging — a first aid technique where you wrap the whole arm or leg (wherever the bite
is) firmly in a bandage. This can slow down the spread of venom throughout the body.
Predators — animals that hunt other animals for food.
Puncture — to make a hole by piercing or poking with something sharp.
Prey — an animal that gets eaten by a predator.
Reflex — an involuntary or automatic response.
Saliva — is the medical term for spit.
Shock — a life-threatening medical condition where not enough blood reaches all the parts of your body and they can’t
Species — a group of animals that look and act in similar ways.
Tapering — becoming gradually narrower or thinner at one end.
Toxin — a poison produced by an animal.
Venomous — describes an animal that is able to inflict a poisoned bite, sting, or wound.