Sea snakes generally consume different kinds of fish, such as eel, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Sea snakes also need to drink fresh water.Continue Reading
Some sea snakes eat more than just fish, including crustaceans, and a few live exclusively on fish eggs. The yellow-bellied sea snake drinks water from the top of the ocean when it rains. This species can go as long as half a year before needing another drink of fresh water.
The term sea snake covers a wide range of snakes, although they are all in the cobra family. Unlike many reptiles, sea snakes give birth to live young in the sea, according to Animal Corner; the female carries the eggs inside her body until they hatch. The snakes surface to breathe air, but they can wait as long as a third of a day before doing so; they can use their skin to breathe, and they have a single large lung.Learn more about Snakes
Not all snakes are venomous, but even nonvenomous snakes are subject to strike if they feel frightened or sense danger. In North America, an easy way to determine if a snake is poisonous is to look at its pupils. With the exception of the coral snake, the pupils of poisonous snakes are elliptical or slit-like, much like the eyes of a cat, while the pupils of a non-venomous snake are round.Full Answer >
Technically, snakes do not hibernate; they brumate. When cold weather sets in, they burrow underground or find other protected hiding spots. Once snakes are settled in, they rest. A snake stays in this state until environmental changes in temperature, pressure and amount of daylight signal a return to warmer weather.Full Answer >
Wormwood, tulbaghia violacea, West Indian lemongrass, Sarpagandha and andrographis paniculata can help repel snakes. Garlic, cinnamon oil, and clove oil can also be used.Full Answer >
Nonvenomous snakes include water snakes and land snakes, such as the brown water snake, banded water snake, mud snake, Eastern Indigo snake and scarlet kingsnake. Nonvenomous snakes vary widely in their appearances, habitats and sizes. Some closely resemble poisonous snakes, and even live in close proximity of them, while others are as gentile and nonaggressive as they appear.Full Answer >