Interesting Facts about Snakes
Here are some interesting snake facts. Please share your views and opinion by commenting below.
Some snakes can have over 300 pairs of ribs.
Heart of a snake can slide from 1 to 1.5 times its own length from its normal position. This gives some passage to the swallowed food.
The longest snake in the world, which is reticulated python, can reach a length of up to 30 feet.
The Brahminy blind snake are all females. These females have the ability to lay fertile eggs upon reaching puberty.
The emerald tree boa are born red or yellow. But their color changes to green once they are are about a year old.
There are about 2500 species of snakes, but only 375 of them are venomous.
All snakes hatch from eggs. Some mother snakes lay eggs, while others keep their eggs inside their body which allows the young ones to hatch inside their mother's body.
Snakes don't possess ears and are completely deaf. They overcome their ability to hear by picking up vibrations and their great sense of smell.
Their slow rate of metabolism help them in surviving without food for a long time.
The Gaboon viper, which is found in Africa, has the longest fangs of all the snakes.
Some snakes have the ability to glide through the air, which sometimes looks like flying.
Snakes can have over 200 teeth.
They are present on every continent except Antarctica.
Milk snakes got their name from the myth that they used to suck cow's udders.
The Martinique thread snake can only grow up to 4 1/4 inches.
The black mamba is never black. It can be brown, olive or grey.
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