Coral snakes are a member of the cobra family. They are the only member of that family to live in North America and one of only 4 types of venomous snakes in the United States. In fact, there are only 21 poisonous snakes in the US period. 16 of them are rattlesnake species, two are copperheads, one is a cottonmouth, and two are coral snakes. Where do coral snakes rank … [Read more...] about How Poisonous Are Coral Snakes?
Reticulated Python Bite (How Dangerous Are Those Teeth Really?)
Reticulated python teeth hold no venom. But they can still do some damage. If you suffer a reticulated python bite and the snake detaches itself, the slender fangs scarcely leave a scar. But if the snake is forcefully removed, the wounds can be much more severe, thanks to the curved teeth. The snake usually bites as a form of defense. If it intends on making a … [Read more...] about Reticulated Python Bite (How Dangerous Are Those Teeth Really?)
Are Corn Snakes Venomous?
Most of the snakes on our planet are non-venomous. Australia is the only place that has more venomous than non-venomous snakes. Despite being in the vast minority, it's the venomous snakes that scare us. So naturally, we want to be able to identify them. We've been told that colorful snakes tend to be venomous. So it only makes sense to wonder if corn snakes are … [Read more...] about Are Corn Snakes Venomous?
How Do Snakes Lay Eggs? (Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind)
Snakes are long and thin, with their mouth being the only apparent opening. So how do snakes lay eggs? Well, it's not through their mouths. They actually do have a another opening, which they use to urinate, defecate and for sexual reproduction. The females also use this opening to lay eggs. But only some females. Not all species have eggs. And some actually have … [Read more...] about How Do Snakes Lay Eggs? (Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind)
Black Rat Snake Facts (Plus Care Guide For New Pet Owners)
I know it doesn't have the most appealing name. But the black rat snake is actually very appealing. It makes a great pet, especially for people in North America and Europe. That's because its natural habitat is North America, so you won't have to alter the environment much in the enclosure to keep it comfortable. It is also a docile snake with a mild temperament. And … [Read more...] about Black Rat Snake Facts (Plus Care Guide For New Pet Owners)
How Do Snakes Poop? (All Snake Owners Must See This Now!)
Snakes poop differently. Well, differently from us anyway. They digest food the same way we do. But how do snakes poop? They poop like birds! That means the poop and pee out of the same opening, which is called the cloaca. It is located at the base of the snake’s tail. Since snakes excrete both solid and liquid waste from the same place, their poop can look a … [Read more...] about How Do Snakes Poop? (All Snake Owners Must See This Now!)
Anaconda Facts (10 Amazing Facts About Anaconda Snakes)
Let's just get this out of the way. Have you seen the movie Anaconda? It's fiction. Here's your first anaconda fact: while they are giants, these snakes are not the man-eating monsters Hollywood would have you believe. In the movie, a documentary film crew journeys deep into the Amazon rainforest in search of Shirishama Indians, when they encounter a giant snake … [Read more...] about Anaconda Facts (10 Amazing Facts About Anaconda Snakes)
Are There Snakes In Hawaii? (And How They Threaten The Entire Island Chain)
I'm sure at some point you've heard: "There are no snakes in Hawaii." Well, that's not true. And yet, it also is. Confusing? Don't worry, it will make perfect sense in about 4 sentences. We'll answer the main question and also dive into everything else you need to know about snakes in Hawaii. Because, it turns out, it's a pretty complicated issue. Are … [Read more...] about Are There Snakes In Hawaii? (And How They Threaten The Entire Island Chain)
Why Are People Afraid Of Snakes? (And How To Overcome Ophidiophobia)
Good or bad, snakes evoke an emotional response. Some people are deathly afraid of them. Most prefer to give them a wide berth. A minority of us love them and welcome them into our homes. We understand that snakes mean us no harm. If they attack, they do so out of fear, not maliciousness. But even knowing that, many people have an automatic fear response upon seeing a … [Read more...] about Why Are People Afraid Of Snakes? (And How To Overcome Ophidiophobia)
Golden Lancehead (Interesting Facts About Bathrops Insularis)
Approximately 90 miles away from Sao Paolo, Brazil is the Ilha de Queimada Grande or the “Snake Island”. No human being can step a foot on this chunk of land off the coast of Brazil for one simple reason. It is deadly. Locals in Sao Paolo tell stories of people who have ventured onto snake island and never returned. Legend says a group of pirates brought the deadly … [Read more...] about Golden Lancehead (Interesting Facts About Bathrops Insularis)