Snakes do have bones. Snakes are part of the vertebrate family like most land animals. Snakes have many more bones than humans, and the unique design of their skeleton gives them their shape and flexibility. More »

Some snakes, such as pythons and boa constrictors, have small, vestigial legs beneath their skin and tiny, claw-like spurs on each side of the cloaca, which include the remnants of what used to be leg bones. Male snakes ... More »

Humans and snakes both have skulls, backbones and ribs that support and protect the softer structures in the body. Humans and snakes are each highly derived descendants of a common ancestor, so many features of their ske... More »

Snakes communicate with each other by using their well-developed vomeronasal system to collect chemical cues the other snakes emit. They also leave behind chemicals called pheromones to share information about themselves... More »

A group of snakes can be referred to as a den, bed, pit, or nest. The exception to this is a group of rattlesnakes, which is called a rhumba. More »

Removing sources of food and shelter that snakes seek out is the most certain way to keep them away from a home. Snakes can also be kept out with a perimeter snake fence. Chemical snake repellents are available, but they... More »

Contrary to popular belief, mothballs are not very effective at repelling snakes. The best way to keep snakes out of areas inhabited by pets and humans is to make the area less appealing to the reptiles. More »