BastardThe first meaning of the term bastard that mentions the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) in your dictionary refers to one that declines from its natural origin, that does not know it or that does not correspond to it.

Derived from Old French enough, the concept usually refers to the descendant of a partner that not united through marriage. A bastard is also the illegitimate descendant of an acquaintance man and the individual whose father is not accredited.

In other words, bastard is a illegitimate child or whose progenitor it is unknown. Traditionally, whether on a social or legal level, bastard children always received worse treatment than legitimate children.

Let’s suppose Mario is married to Laura So what Ruben He is the husband of Martina. Beyond this formal link, Mario Y Martina they are lovers. As a result of this extramarital relationship, Claudio. It can be said, therefore, that Claudio is the bastard son of Mario Y Martina.

A child whose dad no this identified and, therefore, does not assume the obligations inherent to paternity. Yes one woman she becomes pregnant after a rape and the person responsible for this crime is never caught, the victim’s descendant is a bastard child.

A snake of great size, a boa, the candle used by certain vessels in ancient times, a class of lime used by locksmiths and a type of sword are other notions that are called bastard or bastard.

Bastard, finally, is a insult: “Don’t be a bastard and give me my money back”, “You are a fucking bastard! I will never forgive you for what you have done to my son “, “That bastard José thinks he can deceive us, but he will have no luck”.

The bastard snake

BastardScientific name Malpolon monspessulanus, the bastard snake is a reptile squamous belonging to the family called Colubridae. Its teeth, ribbed and capable of inoculating venom, are found in the posterior area of ​​the oral cavity, for which this snake is classified as opisthglyph. It should be mentioned that it does not represent a danger to our species.

The adult males of the bastard snake can measure more than 2 meters in length, although in general their length is shorter; however, in exceptional cases extensions greater than 2.55 meters have been recorded. This data makes it the kind of snake largest in the European continent.

Of its total length, its tail represents about a quarter. The Colour Its back is brownish or greenish, generally uniform, with a series of blackish spots in the anterior third and a yellowish section in the lower parts.

The shape of their head is very particular, since their eyes are very large and have protruding supraocular scales, which resemble eyebrows that make their gaze especially threatening. With respect to the scales on the back, they have arches and are smooth, and form almost two dozen rows in the central part of the body, with a maximum number of 189 scales on the belly.

It is estimated that the bastard snake arose in the Maghreb, the westernmost region of the Arab World, and that migrated southwest of the European continent about 100,000 years ago (estimates suggest that the earliest date could be 168,000 years ago, while the most recent 83,000 years ago).

Regarding its behavior, it is not a very climbing snake, but prefers contact with the ground, it is very fast and aggressive. Its diet is based on small mammals, lizards and birds, although it can practice the cannibalism. During the breeding period, the female can lay up to 18 eggs.