All You Need to Know About Snakes

Submitted by on Mar 24, 2016

Snakes are elongate, legless, flexible reptiles. There are about 2,900 species of snakes. 375 of them are venomous.

Scientific name: Serpentes
Lifespan: Acrochordus arafurae: 9 years
Higher classification: Ophidia
Rank: Suborder
Length: Acrochordus arafurae: 2.5 m, Barbados threadsnake: 10 cm

What do Snake Eat?

Snakes eats termites, rodents, birds, frogs, small deer and other reptiles.

When Do Snakes Hunt for Food?

Poisonous snakes inject their prey with venom, while constrictors squeeze their prey. They don’t hunt everyday, however,┬ásnakes hunt mainly at night. Anacondas and pythons can survive for a year without food after a meal.

Where Snakes can be Found?

Snakes are found all over the world, except Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland and New Zealand. Most snakes found in tropical areas. Snakes are found in many habitats, including water, forests, deserts and prairies.


Most species of snakes lay eggs, but some species give birth to live young. Snakes lay eggs in a warm place. Except for some species of pythons, the eggs and the young do not care about male or female.

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