A snake's enemies include birds, raccoons, coyotes, mongooses, turtles, crocodiles and many other animals. Some snakes are even eaten by other snakes.Continue Reading
Snakes have several adaptations to help them hide from or scare off predators. Some snakes scare their predators by huffing or hissing loudly. Rattlesnakes shake their tails to scare their enemies.
Some snakes have colors or patterns that act as a form of camouflage, while other snakes are able to burrow under leaves or sand to hide from predators.
Humans are one of the greatest threats to adult snakes. Some humans hunt snakes to use them for belts, handbags and shoes. Others capture snakes and sell them as pets. Humans also destroy the habitats of some snakes.Learn more about Snakes
Snakes can be described as elongated, legless reptiles of the order Serpentes. Snakes are different from similar-looking reptiles, such as legless lizards, because they have no eyelids or external ears.Full Answer >
The majority of venomous snakes in the United States are pit vipers, varieties that all have elliptical pupils and wide, triangular heads as common features. Indigenous non-venomous snakes are commonly identified by round pupils and oval heads, with the exception of the venomous coral snake. The coral snake is a dangerous species easily confused with harmless king or milk snakes, as they are similar in appearance except for slight variations in their color patterns.Full Answer >
The longest snake in the world is the reticulated python, which can measure up to 30 feet in length, and the heaviest snake is the green anaconda, which can weigh up to 550 pounds. The weight and length of snakes varies widely by species; for example, the Barbados thread snake measures just 4 inches long as an adult.Full Answer >
One type of fast-moving venomous snake is the Black Mamba. It is one of the deadliest snakes in Africa, and also one of the fastest moving snakes in the world.Full Answer >