These 5 New Snake Species Suck Snails Out of Their Shells loading...
These 5 New Snake Species Suck Snails Out of Their Shells
The names of the snakes were auctioned off, and funds from the event will go toward preserving some of the species.
Decapitated Snake Head Nearly Kills Man—Here’s How loading...
Decapitated Snake Head Nearly Kills Man—Here’s How
Scientists warn that rattlesnakes can remain dangerous long after they are dead.
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What You Need To Know About Recent Copperhead Bites
After a woman in Spotsylvania County, Virgina, was bitten by a copperhead inside a LongHorn Steakhouse, experts question whether interactions with the deadly snakes are on the rise.
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Watch A Snake Stuck In The Nose Of Another Snake
A snake rescuer coming to the aid of a cobra found a surprise when he freed it from between some concrete slabs.
About Snakes

There are over 3,000 species of snake worldwide, 375 of which are venomous. In Australia, we have 140 species of snake and 100 of them are venomous. The most venomous snake in the world, based on drop toxicity, is the Australian Inland Taipan.

Snakes can range anywhere from the 10 centimetre long thread snake to the reticulated python, measuring in at 7 metres. Snakes live in all types of environments including bush, desert and in water and can be found on almost every continent in the world, excluding Antarctica.

Snakes are carnivorous and while some use their venom to subdue their prey, constrictors use their body to strangle prey before consuming. They will use their tongue to smell the prey before they eat it.

As ectotherms, snakes gain their energy from external heat sources. During the day you will usually find them outside basking in the sun to gain energy for hunting during the night.

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