Have you ever seen a snake’s skeleton? This definitely isn’t something you get to see everyday, so take a look at it on the pictures below:
Snakes are deaf—but they can sense sound vibrations.
Snakes use their front fangs to hold (not chew) their prey.
Out of about 3,000 species of snakes, only about 350 have venom that is dangerous to humans.
Snakes are the deadliest animal on earth, killing over 100,000 people each year.
Snakes do not chew; they swallow their prey as a whole
The snake’s forked tongue allows the snake to know the direction of the smell.
The upper and bottom jaws of a snake are not connected, enabling the snake’s mouth to be flexible enough to open wide and swallow large prey. A snake can swallow prey that is 4 times the width of its head.
The venom of the king cobra, the world’s largest poisonous snake, is strong enough to kill an elephant.
Some snakes can reach a length of about 36 feet (11 meters).
Snakes smell with their tongue. Smell is their strong sense.
Snakes have poor eyesight.
The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mamba snake is over 95 percent.
In March 2006, a Malaysian set a world record by kissing a venomous snake 51 times in three minutes.
The island of Komodo, Indonesia, contains more poisonous snakes per square metre than any equivalent area on Earth.
According to ancient Chinese wisdom, a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve.
Anacondas and pythons can survive for up to a year without food after feeding.
Snakes hunt mostly at night.