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Lebensraum Wald

Lebensraum Wald
In addition to the viper, almost 30,000 animal and plant species find a suitable habitat in the forest. This is almost half of Switzerland's biodiversity.


Depending on requirements, the forest offers protection against cold, drought or against moisture and wind. In near-natural forests, structures such as cairns, hedges and moorland are also extremely valuable for many small animals. In addition to shelter and damp places, the viper finds its food here such as mice, frogs, lizards and young birds. The prey animals are attacked by a bite, poisoned and completely devoured – usually with their heads ahead. If a person is bitten, there is enough time to go to the hospital, since the peak of poisoning is usually reached only after hours.


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