Basic information about a widespread and venomous North American Pit Viper, and the author's own personal experiences with such snakes.
Recently, the fossils of the biggest snake that has ever lived were uncovered in South America. The snake, known as Titanoboa was so large that it made the monstrous pythons and anacondas of today look like worms.
Who said Britain's wildlife was dull? Take a look at the beautiful Adder. Okay, he may not be as big as his tropical cousins, but he can survive in places that the 'big boys' are too wimpy to live in!
We humans have inborn complex behaviors toward snakes that are not based upon prior experience. These behaviors are called instincts. It is from instincts that were are able to tell a snake is a scaring, slithering and terrifying creature that...
This hub features pictures, quick facts, venom facts and short summaries of 17 species of elapids. Elapids are the group containing cobras, mambas, sea snakes, kraits, death adders, and coral snakes.
The coral snake is the most deadly snake in the United States. Coral snakes aren't aggressive though, and prefer to never bite people.
What is scale rot? Scientifically it is known as necrotic dermatitis. Snakes, such as ball pythons, and other reptiles like bearded dragons, can get exposed and infected to bacteria in warm and too moist environments. I go over how to identify and treat scale rot. I included a video where I...
How to set up your ball python's tub.
Yes, snakes are vertebrate and they do have bones. The snake skeleton is highly specialised, they have many more vertebrae than other reptiles, and some have teeth that evolved into fangs.
The world's smallest snake is the Barbados Threadsnake. It measures just four inches long and it's thinner than a strand of spaghetti. Tiny! The non-venomous creature resembles a shiny earth worm and was discovered in a forest on the Caribbean...