Technically, snakes do not hear because they don't have ears. Specifically, they are deaf to sounds that travel through the air. However, they do manage to sense what would be sounds to animals with ears. However, the sn... More »

Snakes can hear through their jaws by picking up vibrations on the ground. The vibrations are then sent to their brain via the inner ear, translating into a sound. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

A typical snake has a heart that is located near the head, close to the esophagus and thyroid. Some snakes have hearts that can move or change size to adapt to various situations. More »

Many interesting facts about snakes relate to their anatomy, such as the fact that they don't have eyelids and that they have internal rather than external ears. A snake’s body can have over 300 pairs of ribs, and its or... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

All snakes are members of the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Reptilia and the order Squamata. The family, genus and species classifications differ for different kinds of snakes. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Countries that have no native snakes include Ireland, New Zealand, Iceland and Newfoundland. Hawaii is one part of the United States that is also free of native snakes. More »

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. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes