According to Barbara Condron, author of "The Dreamer's Dictionary" as quoted in the Huffington Post, the snake is a neutral symbol and the slant of its meaning in a dream is up to the dreamer. Some dream interpreters believe that snakes in dreams may also represent challenging issues in the dreamer's life, a part of the dreamer's self-conscious, a time of transition or a sexual image.Continue Reading
The meaning of a dream element such as a snake is often defined by the culture surrounding the dreamer. For instance, in the East, snakes are venerated, while they are generally feared in the West.
According to DreamDictionaryNow.com, the scenario in which a snake appears within a dream also plays into analysis of the meaning. For example, a coiled snake positioned in grass would have a different implication than a snake wrapped around an object or a body part. A snake appearing in a dream may reflect challenging issues or feelings that a person is experiencing in real life. Some other common interpretations regarding snakes in dreams include their appearance as symbols of an untamed part of the self-conscious or as phallic symbols relating to sexuality. In addition, serpents tend to show up in dreams during times of transition.Learn more about Snakes
All species of snakes are carnivores, or meat eaters. Most snakes eat rats and birds, but some of the larger species can eat deer and other larger animals. Small snakes eat invertebrates, such as insects.Full Answer >
Milk snakes are harmless colubrids, while coral snakes are venomous elapids. Because of similarities in color and pattern, the two animals are easily mistaken for one another.Full Answer >
Seventy percent of snakes begin their lives growing inside of eggs, while the other 30 percent are born live. Some mothers leave, while others stay with their eggs until they hatch. This process is called brooding.Full Answer >
Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are thin with long stripes down the spine and along the side, growing anywhere between two to four feet in length. The color varies. Usually garter snakes have dark, earth-toned scales with the middle stripe being tan, red, yellow or green, and their tongues are red with a black tip, with the chin and belly sharing coloration with the stripes.Full Answer >